Bushbuck

Where can I see the Bushbuck

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The Bushbuck is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa.

Bushbucks are shy animals that live in dense bush and forest, where they feed on leaves, flowers, fruit, and bark. They are excellent climbers, and can even jump up to 6 feet (2 meters) high.

Male Bushbucks have long spiral horns, while females have short straight horns. Both sexes have a distinctive black band across their white flanks.

Bushbuck populations are declining due to poaching and habitat loss. However, they remain common in many parts of their range and are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful African antelopes.

Animal population
1,340,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the Bushbuck

Fact 1

The calves have an exceptionally long lying-up period of 4 months.

Fact 2

Mothers eat the calf's dung to hide their scent which might attract predators.

Fact 3

The bushbuck is the smallest of the spiral-horned antelopes.

Tours where I can see the Bushbuck

Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya

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Kenya
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

10 days from

£2,290 / person

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Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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Ethiopia
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

11 days from

£2,655 / person

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Julien Laporte
Julien Laporte

Julien Laporte

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Tanzania
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

11 days from

£3,060 / person

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Kenya Safari
Kenya Safari

Kenya Safari

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Kenya
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
1 - Easy

4 days from

£995 / person

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