Uganda Kob

The Uganda Kob (Kobus kob thomasi) is a subspecies of the kob, which is an antelope. It is found in Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ethiopia.

The Uganda Kob has soft reddish-orange fur with a white underbelly, throat, and facial patches. It is a strong antelope with a muscular neck. It has black markings on its legs. It can grow to 100-114 centimetres (40-45 inches) tall.

Only males have horns, which are twisted from the forehead. The horns can be 40-70 centimetres (16-27 inches) long.

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob 

The Uganda Kob likes grasslands, floodplains, and woodlands. They live in herds.

It is herbivorous, feeding on grass, leaves, and vegetables.

Females are pregnant for 8 months before giving birth to a live kob.

It can live for about 20 years.

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

Uganda Kob

 

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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