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
Diet Grasses, leaves
Gestation Period 7-8 months
Life Span 18-30 years
Threats Poaching, habitat loss

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