[Kobus ellipsiprymnus]
  Habitat: Scrub and savanna
  Height: 5' to shoulder
500 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 18 years
  Gestation Period: 8 months
  Number of Young: 1 [twins rarely]
  Horns: Male only
  Conservation Status: Least Concern



- Waterbuck mothers hide their young for about 3 weeks
- Feedings for young waterbucks last only about 5 minutes, the mother cleans the calf so that no odor is left to attract predators
- Waterbuck hair is permanently greased with an oily, water-repellent secretion
- Also known as "Hirschantilope" in German, which can be translated as "deer antelope"

  [Eudorcas thomsonii]
  Habitat: Savannas and grassland (Serengeti of Kenya and Tanzania)
  Height: 21" to 26"
  Weight: Male (37-64 lbs) Female (29-53 lbs)
  Max Lifespan: 10-15 years
  Gestation Period: 5-6 months
  Number of Young: 1
  Horns: Males and Females
  Conservation Status: Near Threatened




- Gazelles are mixed feeders, they browse on shrubs during the dry season and graze during the wet season
- They often congregate with other ungulates, such as wilderbeast and zebra
- Females usually produce a single fawn every six months
- Half of all fawns born will be lost to predators before reaching adulthood


  [Tragelaphus speki]
  Habitat: Thickly vegetated, muddy swamps, and marshes
  Length: 45-50” at the shoulder
  Weight: 100-200 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 19 years
  Gestation Period: 7 1/2 Months
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Least Concern


  -  Distinguished by its long, splayed hooves. These hooves make the sitatunga clumsy and vulnerable on firm terrain, but well adapted for walking through muddy, vegetated swamplands.
  -  Sitatunga are also known as marshbucks.
  -  Situtunga have a water-proof coat which is dark brown in males and reddish brown in females. Both sexes have white stripes and spots as well as white splotches on their faces.

  [Nanger dama]
  Habitat: Savannas, grasslands, and sub-desert steppes
  Height: 35" to 47"
  Weight: 77-165 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 10-12 years
  Gestation Period: 6 1/2 months
  Number of Young: 1
  Horns: Males and Females
  Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
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- Largest type of gazelle.
- Have long legs which provide extra surface area on their bodies to dissipate heat and help them stay cool in the hot desert.
- A few days following birth, dama young are strong enough to follow the herd, and after a week, they are able to run as fast as the adults.
- Alert herd members of danger by pronking, which involves hopping up and down with all four legs stiff.
- Males and females have curved, ringed horns.
- Stand on their hind legs to eat from acacia trees and other plants as high as six feet from the ground.


  [Oryx dammah]
  Habitat: Grassy steppes, sub-deserts and deserts
  Height: 4.5' to shoulder
400 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 20 years
  Gestation Period: 8 1/2 months
  Number of Young: 1
Males & Female
  Conservation Status: Extinct in the Wild


  -  Horns are fairly fragile and prone to breaking due to being thin
  -  Can raise body temperature up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit before perspiring to conserve water
  -  Can go for 9-10 months without drinking water

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