The Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is a large antelope. Their coats are a red-brown colour and darken with age. Their hair is quite long and shaggy and males are much larger than the females.
The Waterbuck has a large white ring encircling its rump and the males have long, dangerous horns for their protection. Hyenas, Leopards and Lions are their predators as well as the occasional Crocodile.
The Waterbuck inhabits areas close to water, such as grasslands, woodlands and gallery forests, as its name would indicate. They enjoy many types of coarse grasses, as they are mainly grazers, and leaves and twigs occasionally. They eat during the early morning and in the evenings, resting in-between those times.
Taxidermy (Hunting Waterbuck):
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Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.
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