Bushbuck or waterbuck? Nyala or kudu? Impala or springbok?
Old World ruminants from the Bovidae family that are not bovines, sheep, goats, deer, or giraffes are antelope.
There are 91 species of antelope, spread through Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian sub-continent.
Deer, on the other hand, are from the Cervidae family, and native to all continents except Australia and Antartica. There is only one native African deer, the Barbary stag.
Learning to differentiate between similar species by their horns or stripes or spots or eye patches is one of wildlife’s challenges.