Kobus – Kobs

African antelopes of marshes, floodplains, or other grassy areas near water bodies

The largest antelope, the waterbuck, belongs to the genus Kobus. Members of the genus Kobus have long bodies and short legs. They have coarse hair and a mane on their necks. They are sexually dimorphic, with smaller females lacking the males’ horns. Members of this genus live in Africa.

They usually live in herds and are generally found near water. Males of all species of Kobus have long, heavily ridged horns that curve backward and upward. They also form herds ranging in size from 6 to 30 individuals.