Bushbuck

Tragelaphus scriptus


Habitat: Thickets within woodlands and forests, and near permanent water

Weight: Male: 30-55 kilos | Female: 25-35 kilos

Diet: Herbivore — Mostly leaves, shoots, buds, flowers, fruit and some grass

Lifespan: 13 years

Gestation Period: 6 months

Threats: Habitat loss • Climatic extremes • Hunting

Left:   An adult male bushbuck (known as a 'ram').   Right:   An adult female bushbuck (known as a 'ewe').

Left: An adult male bushbuck (known as a 'ram'). Right: An adult female bushbuck (known as a 'ewe').