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