Defassa Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus ssp Defassa

Size: Up to 1.3m high
Habitat: Not far from water - grassland, woodland, scrub
Feeding: Grass, herbs and foliage

The Defassa Waterbuck is an antelope with a rather shaggy red/brown coat.

It is the same species as the Common Waterbuck but can be distinguished by the completely white rump. The Common Waterbuck has horseshoe-shaped white ring. Only the males have horns which are tightly spiralled.

It has a lifespan of 10 - 12 years.

The top two photos, taken in Laikipia, Kenya, show the female. The bottom photo, taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya, shows the male with his spiralled horns.









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