[Kobus ellipsiprymnus]
  Habitat: Scrub and savanna
  Height: 5' to shoulder
  Weight:
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"

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