Waterbuck

Where can I see the Waterbuck

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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.

Animal population
200,000
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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Waterbuck

Fact 1

Male waterbucks use their horns to fight and defend their territories.

Fact 2

Despite its name, the waterbuck is not actually aquatic.

Fact 3

Waterbucks do not migrate so territories are usually held year round.

Tours where I can see the Waterbuck

Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

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Tanzania
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Small group
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1 - Easy

5 days from

£1,175 / person

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Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya

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Kenya
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Small group
Activity level
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4 - Demanding

10 days from

£2,290 / person

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