The Cape Bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus), found in rainforests and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa, is also called the imbabala.
The Cape Bushbuck varies in colour and striping. It can be brown, light-brown, red-brown, olive, and nearly black, and it can have up to seven white horizontal stripes or broken stripes that look like spots in a row or no stripes. It has a white nose. Males have spiral or twisted horns.
The Bushbuck can grow to about 90 centimetres (35 inches) at the shoulder.
It is a browser – it eats plants. It is active during the day. They are usually solitary, but can be seen in pairs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM