Animal Name: Mountain Reedbuck

Scientific Names: Redunca fulvorufula

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Mountain Reedbuck Introduction

The mountain reedbuck, scientifically known as Redunca fulvorufula, is an elegant and agile antelope species found in the mountainous regions of Africa. It possesses a slender body with a distinctive reddish-brown coat and a lighter underbelly. The male reedbuck stands out with its curved, ridged horns, while the females are hornless. Adapted to rugged terrain, the mountain reedbuck is an adept climber and jumper. It grazes on grasses and herbs, often found in high-altitude habitats. Solitary or found in small groups, these antelopes display territorial behavior and use vocalizations and scent marking to communicate. The mountain reedbuck's beauty, adaptability, and grace make it a captivating species in the African wilderness.

Description of Mountain Reedbuck

The mountain reedbuck averages 75 cm (30 in) at the shoulder, and weighs around 30 kg (66 lb). It has a grey coat with a white underbelly and reddish-brown head and shoulders. The male has ridged horns of around 15.2 cm (6.0 in), which curve forwards. Both sexes have a dark scent patch beneath the ears.
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