The spiral slam and a buffalo on one hunt? What is a spiral slam?

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This thread could really complicate even the so called big 5! So many species, so little time! :cry:
 

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Just for fun:
I think you may have something here.
Instead of the Big five
Maybe it should be called the Big Ten

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The African elephant (Loxodonta) is a genus comprising two living elephantspecies, the African bush elephant (L. africana) and the smaller African forest elephant (L. cyclotis)

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The African buffalo or Cape buffalo(Syncerus caffer) is a large sub-Saharan African bovine.[2] Syncerus caffer caffer, the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in Southern and East Africa. S. c. nanus (the forest buffalo) is the smallest subspecies, common in forest areas of Central and West Africa, while S. c. brachyceros is in West Africa and S. c. aequinoctialis is in the savannas of East Africa.

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Panthera leo
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Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) are a subspecies of African lion, but only one very small population survives in India's Gir Forest.

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The leopard (Panthera pardus)

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Personally, trying to undestand marketing, I would call it:
"South African spiral slam", or "small spiral slam", but not more then that.
 

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If it was up to me, the word slam would be used to represent "all" of something - so a springbok slam would be the four natural colour phases of springbok, but wouldn't require, for example, a Kalahari as well as a common. There are at least two reasons for this limitation - first, I don't think the Kalahari is actually a separate species, or even a subspecies, but just a regional variation and secondly, it looks exactly the same as the common, but a bit bigger. If you want to include only some of whatever in your grouping, then call it something else, like a Macnab.
The last episode of This Is Africa had a Springbok slam. The lady got a white, black, common, and a tan/brown (wasn't sure which one was common).
 

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