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Defassa waterbuck in Uganda

This water-buck's native Africa name is kobus. The waterbuck is not actually aquatic though the are frequently found in the vicinity of rivers and lakes and will often venture into water to escape predators. Waterbucks spend the least amount of time in the wet within the species of this genius. They often venture out into woodlands.


Common name: Defassa waterbuck
Scientific name: elipsiprymnus defassa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: mammalia
Order: artodactyla
Family: boridae
Genius species: ellipsiprymmus
Sub species: defassa

Where to find the Defassa waterbuck

They are located in east Africa that in Tanzania mainly in areas close to water in savannah grasslands. Gallery forest and rive-rine woodlands and also in the south of the Sahara.

In Uganda you will easily find the Defassa waterbuck in Murchison Falls National Park.

What the Defassa waterbuck eats

They feed on courses grasses seldom eater by other grazing animals and occasionally browse leaves from certain trees and bushes. They have a lifespan of up to 18 years.

How to identify the Defassa waterbuck

The defassa waterbuck is a large, robust animal with long shaggy hair and brown-grey coat. It has large rounded ears and white patches above the eyes and the noise, mouth and throat. It weighs 148.5 – 225kg. it has wide white patches on the either side of the sump males r 25% larger than females. Only males have horns, prominently ringed as long as 100cm. horns are widely spaced and curve gracefully back and up.


They emit oily selection from these coat sweat glands which acts as water repellant. They don’t migrate and the male don’t mark their territory, his smell and presence are sufficient. They interbreed with common waterbucks.

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