IUCN status: Near threatened
Kobus ellipsiprymnus ssp. defassa
Defassa waterbuck are found west of the Great Rift Valley and range from Ethiopia west to Senegal, forming herds of up to 30 individuals. They have a coarse coat and are found near water in plains, woodlands, swamps and flood plains. They have a strong musky scent that is produced by an oily secretion coating the fur, which helps them to identify other waterbuck. Males have long, heavily-ridged horns that can reach up to 99cms in length.
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