Southern reedbuck

Graceful animals with V-shaped horns have royal and aristocratic looks

Bernard DUPONT

This beautiful animal prefers to inhabit areas with long bushes as it provides cover against predators and food. Females show an interesting mating behavior in which they perform lingering jumps (pronking) with tails curved and lifted upward, releasing a specific welcoming scent. The little ones are always shy and prefer to hide in their rooms for the first two months, coming out only to eat and get groomed.

This reedbuck species also likes to hang out with family and friends. However, solitary animals could be seen looking for food in the dry season. Territorial behavior is observed in males, who seem to get offended if males from other groups try to become too friendly

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Angola
2016
Botswana
2016
Congo-Brazzaville
2016
Possibly Extinct
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2016
Eswatini
2016
Gabon
2016
Lesotho
2016
Presence Uncertain, Vagrant
Malawi
2016
Mozambique
2016
Namibia
2016
South Africa
2016
Tanzania
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