Meet the Waterbuck
Waterbucks are large, robust antelopes that inhabit areas that are close to water in savanna grasslands, forests, and woodlands south of the Sahara Desert in Africa. They are more water-dependent than domestic cattle and must remain close to a water source.
About the Waterbuck
Waterbucks are sedentary in nature, however they may migrate with the onset of a monsoon. They form herds that consist of between 6 and 30 individuals. Waterbucks are typically silent animals, but will communicate with snorts if they are alarmed or threatened. The Waterbuck acquired its name due to its dependence on water compared to other antelopes, as well as its ability to enter into water as needed for defense.
|Height||3'10" to 4'5" (at the shoulder)|
|Weight||355 to 578 pounds|
|Gestation Period||7-8 months|
|Life Span||18-30 years|
|Threats||Poaching, habitat loss|
waterbucks are excellent swimmers
It's likely no surprise due to their name, but Waterbucks are frequently near water sources and often enter the water to escape from predators.
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