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Photo of bushbuck doe, Nyika National Park

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The bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) is rarely featured in TV nature specials, and not high on most people's list of "must-see" African animals. But a close-up encounter reveals their delicate beauty. This picture is of the southern bushbuck (T. s. sylvaticus), a subspecies which lacks the dorsal stripes of the more widespread western bushbuck (T. s. scriptus). It is common in Malawi's Nyika National Park, where this photo was taken (near Chelinda Camp). Here it is the staple prey of leopards, while jackals and hyenas pick through the leftovers.

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