CREATURE FEATURE: Defassa Waterbuck

A Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) is a large antelope found in Africa.

Waterbucks have brown shaggy coats, with a white patch around their noses. They have large rounded ears.

Waterbucks can grow to 1.4 metres (4.5 feet) tall.

Waterbucks graze on grass near permanent water sources, such as lakes. They are herbivores.

They are strong swimmers.

Waterbucks live in herds of about 30.

Waterbuck

Defassa Waterbuck

Waterbuck

Defassa Waterbuck

Waterbuck

Defassa Waterbuck

Waterbuck

Defassa Waterbucks

Waterbuck

Defassa Waterbuck

Waterbuck

Defassa Waterbuck

Male Waterbuck

Waterbuck

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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