Animal Name: Defassa Waterbuck

Scientific Names: Kobus ellipsiprymnus

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Defassa Waterbuck Introduction

The common waterbuck and the defassa waterbuck are remarkably different in their physical appearances. Measurements indicate greater tail length in the latter, whereas the common waterbuck stands taller than the defassa waterbuck.  However, the principal differentiation between the two types is the white ring of hair surrounding the tail on the rump, which is a hollow circle in the common waterbuck, but covered with white hair in the defassa waterbuck.

Description of Defassa Waterbuck

The waterbuck is the largest amongst the six species , It is a sexually dimorphic antelope, with the males nearly 7% taller than females and around 8% longer spinage_2-6" The head-and-body length is typically 177–235 cm (70–93 in) and the typical height is 120–136 cm (47–54 in). Males reach approximately 127 cm (50 in) at the shoulder, while females reach 119 cm (47 in). The waterbuck is one of the heaviest antelopes. A newborn typically weighs 13.6 kg (30 lb), and growth in weight is faster in males than in females. Males typically weigh 198–262 kg (437–578 lb) and females 161–214 kg (355–472 lb.  The tail is 22–45 cm (8.7–17.7 in) long.
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