Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

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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.

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Short Overview

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

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