Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52374

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Tragelaphus
Genus species:Tragelaphus scriptus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:110-145 cm
Weight:24-75 kg
Identification:The bushbuck has a short coat in varying shades of brown, white transverse and vertical body stripes, a black band from the eyes to the muzzle, a white spot on its cheek, and two white throat patches.
Habitat:Regions with dense cover
Diet:Herbivore: specific diet widely varies
Reproduction:Bushbucks have a very weakly defined breeding season. After a gestation period of five months, the female gives birth to a single calf. Weaning takes place when the calf is 3-6 months old. Females may have two calves each year.
Bushbucks can often be seen in small herds of 2-3 animals.
Behavior:These animals are slightly territorial.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Bushbucks may serve as reservoirs for sleeping sickness.

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1980-11 Subjects:Bushbuck
even-toed ungulate
Tragelaphus
Bovidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52374