Kobus ellipsiprymnus

The Waterbuck is found throughout Africa, except in northern regions.

They are found in scrub and savanna areas near water where they eat grass, a good source of protein for them. Despite its name, the waterbuck does not spend so much time in the water as other antelopes like the lechwe and the sitatunga do. However, when there are predators it uses deep water to take refuge there.

Their reddish brown coats become progressively darker with age. Only male Waterbucks have horns.

The picture of this Waterbuck was taken at the Brookfield zoo in Chicago, Illinois, in August 2004.

Genus Kobus
Subfamily Reduncinae
Family Bovidae
Order Artiodactyla
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth