The bushbuck is a medium-sized African antelope

Some bushbuck facts

  • Where it lives: widely distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Habitat: woodlands, forests, rainforests and savannas, where there is cover and water nearby
  • Diet: the bushbuck is a browser that eats leaves, shoots, twigs and herbs; they also eat fruit and flowers
  • Predators: include lions, leopards and cheetahs; baboons sometimes eat baby bushbucks
  • Physical traits: white patches on neck and throat, vertical stripes or spots on sides; males have horns
Image: Rhett A. Butler

Additional resources

Animal Diversity Web: bushbuck

Siyabona Africa: bushbuck

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