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Actual Scientific name : French name English name
Aepyceros melampus Impala  Impala 
Cephalophus grimmia Céphalophe de Grimm  Common Duiker; Grey duiker 
Cephalophus monticola Céphalophe bleu  Blue Duiker 
Cephalophus sylvicultor Céphalophe à dos jaune  Yellow-backed Duiker 
Damaliscus lunatus Sassaby  Tsessebe; Sassaby 
Hippotragus equinus Antilope Chevaline, Antilope Rouanne, Hippotrague  Roan Antelope 
Hippotragus niger Antilope-cheval noire; Hippotrague noir  Sable Antelope 
Kobus anselli Cobe de l'Upemba  Upemba Lechwe 
Kobus ellipsiprymnus crawshayi Cobe à Croissant  Waterbuck 
Kobus leche Cobe Lechwe   Red Lechwe 
Kobus vardonii Cobe de Buffon, Cobe de Vardon  Puku 
Oreotragus oreotragus Oréotrague  Klipspringer 
Ourebia ourebi Ourébi  Oribi 
Raphicerus sharpei Raphicère  Sharpe's Grysbok 
Redunca arundinum Cobe des roseaux  Reedbuck 
Sigmoceros (Alcelaphus) lichtensteinii Bubale de Lichtenstein  Lichtenstein's Hartebeest 
Syncerus caffer caffer Buffle  Buffalo 
Tauretragus oryx Elan du Cap  Eland 
Tragelaphus scriptus Guib harnaché  Bushbuck 
Tragelaphus spekei Sitatunga  Sitatunga 
Tragelaphus strepticeros Grand Koudou  Kudu 



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