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Latin name

 

Kobus ellipsiprymnus

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,3 m (m) 1,2 m (f) Only male carries horns

Weight

 

250-270 kg (m) 200kg (f)

Colour

 

Grey to greyish brown, coarse, shaggy coat; white ring on rump; white marking around eyes, chin and nose. Legs and abdomen darker; long dark tuft on tail. Bulls, especially, have a white fringe at the throat.

Appearance

 

Reedbuck, but larger. Horns similar but twice as long. White target ring on rump diagnostic, as is coarse and shaggy coat.

Habitat

 

Open plains or woodland close to water.