Kobus leche kafuensis
Kafue Flats in central Zambia
Habitat: Open grasslands, floodplains
Dimensions: 3.5m-4.8m, height 4.5-6m
Weight: males 135kg max, females 89kg max
Gestation: 7-8 months, 1 young
Social structure: solitary males, female groups of up to 10, mixed sex herd of up to 20 individuals.
Estimated population in the wild: 50.000-70.000
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Threats: Competition for food with domestic cattle, poaching and habitat destruction.
Did you know that:
1.Their legs are covered in a water-repelling substance, allowing them to move quickly through knee-deep water.