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 COMMON NAME
Bushbuck
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Tragelaphus scriptus
Bushbuck occur mainly in areas of permanent water and the dense habitat along perennial rivers  and valleys.
Bushbuck are mainly solitary animals, but can form small family groups consisting of a female and her young or two or three males together.
Only male bushbuck have horns, and the sexes also differ in colour the females being much lighter, a sort of chestnut brown.
Males attain a mass of about 30 to 50
Young Male Bushbuck
Wildlife Picture taken in the Kruger National Park
kilograms and the life span is about 10 yeears.
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Last revised: July 10, 2005.
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