The Waterbuck is a large antelope that is found throughout Africa. They are easily identifiable by their unique markings and can be distinguished from other antelope by their long, spiral horns. These impressive horns can grow up to 18 inches in length.
Waterbucks are herbivores and feed on a variety of grasses and plants. They are known for being very good swimmers and often drink from water sources that other antelope would not be able to reach. Waterbucks live in herds of 10-30 animals, but males will often live alone or in small groups outside of the main herd.
Males are territorial and will defend their territory against other males. They use their horns to fight and can sometimes cause serious injury to their opponents. Females join and leave herds as they please and do not have any specific territory.