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    What constitutes the Small Five of Southern African antelope ?

    My son already has a Rowland Ward Steenbok and wishes to pursue the other four with his .243W.
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    He will need to add: Duiker, Grysbok, Suni & Oribi

    Of course there are different sub-species: Grey Duiker, Red Duiker etc.
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    Thanks Thunder head, I didn't know that there was a category called the Southern African Small Five antelope.

    • Duiker
    • Grysbok
    • Oribi
    • Steenbok
    • Suni

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    It is a very interesting challenge... not easy to complete after you finish with duiker and steenbok... the easier ones....
    Another interesting challenge is the "Springbok Grand Slam", if you have a RW trophy of Common Springbok, White Springbok, Black Springbok and Copper springbok ; a nice colourfull collection.

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    Hi there.

    It is actually called the tiny ten of africa, which consist of : Klipspringer, red duiker, blue duiker, common duiker, damara dik dik, steenbok, sharps grysbuck, cape grysbuck , suni, and oribi.

    The small 5 is refering to: elephant shrew, lion ant, red billed buffalo weaver, leopard tortoise and rhino beetle.

    Hope i could help.
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    Thanks Oliver! For your info we have a post on http://www.africahunting.com/plains-...rn-africa.html

    Jose, Thanks for bringing up the Springbok Grand Slam, here are some pictures.


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    I have common duiker, steenbok, klipspringer (one of my most treasured memories), and Cape Grysbok. This spring I hope to catch up to a red duiker, oribi, blue duiker, and yellow back duiker in CAR. I really enjoy the "Tiny" ones. Great hunts in some beautiful country.

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