Fast Facts About Waterbuck
Kobus ellipsiprymnus

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Size
Males: 1.2 m
Females: shorter than males

Weight
Males: up to 270 kg
Females: 180 kg

Lifespan
About 11 years

Habitat
Within 5 km radius of water and wherever there is good grazing.

Gestation
9 months (280 days)

Number of young
1 (twins occasionally)

Food
Grazers – feed on roughage
Favourite grass species: Guinea grass Panicum maximum, Spear grass Heteropogon contortus and Finger grass Digitaria eriantha.

Predators
Lion, leopard, wild dog, crocodiles, hyena

By Megan Emmett