Inhabiting mainly dense forests, they are one of the most common types of antelopes present in sub-Saharan Africa. Bushbucks are commonly found in very close proximity to water sources and are incredibly adept swimmers. They can easily cross water bodies as wide as three kilometers. However, if water becomes scarce, they can also survive on dew.
No special conservation plans exist for this species as they can coexist with humans, and their numbers are relatively high. But in some regions, they are deemed to be pests, and the authorities and local people control their population. Further threats include the unsustainable growth of human settlements, agricultural lands, and roads, which need to be addressed.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No