WATERBUCK

As the name implies, one would expect to see waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) in the vicinity of water. They are dependent on water and drink it daily. These antelope sport a shaggy brown coat with a noticeable amount of hair around their necks, akin to a collar. This hair is hollow and allows for extra buoyancy, helping the waterbuck to keep their heads above the water when swimming.

What makes them easily recognisable is the characteristic white ring on their rumps. You can just make it out in the photograph above – and clearly in the one below.

I find the long forward curved horns of the bulls particularly attractive.

This one appears to be unconcerned by the number of flies buzzing around its face and horns. Notice the heart-shaped nose.

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