Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Details of Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Waterbucks are large, thickset antelopes. Males are large and robust where females are smaller and lighter. The color of the upper body varies from a dark brownish-grey to a greyish brown, grizzled with white and grey hairs. Only the males have the impressive backward-curving horns.
They have coarse shaggy coats and a characteristic white ring on their rump.
They are endowed with numerous glands over their body which produce a musky smell which taints the meat and is said to have a waterproofing and insect-repelling function.
Height: M 135 cm; F 120 cm
Weight: M 250 kg; F 175 kg
Active: Day and Night
Habitat: Riverine canopy woodland, always near water
Food: Medium grasses