The Puku (Kobus vardonii) is a medium-sized antelope. Both sexes have a light brown underbelly and a slightly darker coat all around. They are often mistaken for Impala or Lechwe because these closely-related animals usually graze together.
They are always active in the early morning and late afternoon. During the rainy seasons, herds stick together for safety and warmth. They have lyre-shaped horns and these horns are much shorter than the horns of the Impala or Lechwe.
The Puke is found in wet grasslands, marshy areas and dambos in Namibia, Zambia and the democratic republic of Congo. They feed on grasses, leaves, some fruit, and graze in water rich areas. They are always by watering holes as they need to keep hydrated.
Taxidermy (Hunting Puku):
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Facts about the Puku:
The alpha male holds the females in its territory
A herd usually has about 20 females
They weigh between 70 and 80 kilograms
When scared, they sound off a whistle and run off to warn others.