Oribi

They benefit from wildfires as they can return to the area that recovered from fires to eat fresh grass

Sergey Pisarevskiy

Oribi has a glossy coat that varies from yellowish to rufous-brown, with a white chin, throat, underside, and rump. Their bushy tails are black or brown on the outside with white insides. Males have short, straight horns measuring 8 – 18cm (3 – 7 inches).

They have an interesting behavior, which is the “Dung ceremony.” All oribis will form temporary dung middens to maintain social bonds within the group.

They are both grazers and browsers: they graze during the wet season when fresh grasses are abundant, while they browse during drought and grasses are scarce. They also feed on herbs, flowers, and mushrooms and visit mineral licks.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Angola
2016
Benin
2016
Botswana
2016
Burkina Faso
2016
Burundi
2016
Possibly Extinct
Cameroon
2016
Central Af. Rep.
2016
Chad
2016
Côte D’ivoire
2016
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2016
Eritrea
2016
Eswatini
2016
Ethiopia
2016
Gambia
2016
Ghana
2016
Guinea-Bissau
2016
Guinea
2016
Kenya
2016
Lesotho
2016
Malawi
2016
Mali
2016
Mozambique
2016
Niger
2016
Nigeria
2016
Rwanda
2016
Senegal
2016
Sierra Leone
2016
Somalia
2016
South Africa
2016
South Sudan
2016
Sudan
2016
Tanzania
2016
Togo
2016
Tunisia
0
Official estimate
EX
Extinct 1999
Uganda
2016
Zambia
2016
Zimbabwe
2016

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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