Animal Age

How old does a Bontebok get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Bontebok reaches?

An adult Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus) usually gets as old as 21.67 years.

Bonteboks are around 240 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 6.87 kg (15.15 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Damaliscus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.7 meter (5′ 7″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Bontebok gets as old as 21.67 years

The bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus) is an antelope found in South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia. The bontebok has two subspecies; the bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus), occurring naturally in the Fynbos and Renosterveld areas of the Western Cape, and the blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) occurring in the highveld.The bontebok is related to the common tsessebe.

Animals of the same family as a Bontebok

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Bontebok

With an average age of 21.67 years, Bontebok are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Bontebok

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Bontebok

A fully grown Bontebok reaches around 77.24 kg (170.29 lbs). So do these animals:

  • White-tailed deer weighting 75.6 kilos (166.67 lbs) on average
  • Harbor seal weighting 87.31 kilos (192.49 lbs) on average
  • Lechwe weighting 88.02 kilos (194.05 lbs) on average
  • Spotted hyena weighting 63.69 kilos (140.41 lbs) on average
  • Jaguar weighting 84.26 kilos (185.76 lbs) on average
  • Dama gazelle weighting 70.4 kilos (155.21 lbs) on average
  • Bighorn sheep weighting 74.63 kilos (164.53 lbs) on average
  • Alpaca weighting 64.9 kilos (143.08 lbs) on average
  • Kob weighting 79.77 kilos (175.86 lbs) on average
  • Javan rusa weighting 66.38 kilos (146.34 lbs) on average