Despite their name, waterbucks are animals that prefer grasslands near swamps or water bodies. Waterbucks are mainly grazers; they usually feed on coarse grass that any other grazing animal rarely eats. However, they do infrequently eat the leaves of certain bushes and trees. They feed during the morning and evening, rest, and ruminate the rest of the time.
But when disturbed by high human activity, waterbucks become almost entirely nocturnal, only grazing during the dark. Human activity is not only altering the normal behavior of these animals daily but also impacting their future in the long run as forest land is being depleted for commercial purposes.
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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