Harnessed bushbuck

Harnessed bushbuck

Bushbuck

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Subfamily
Genus
SPECIES
Tragelaphus scriptus
Weight
25-80
55-176
kglbs
kg lbs 

The bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus ) is the nominate taxon of the bushbuck. It is a small to medium-sized antelope widespread in Africa. The Cape bushbuck is a southern and eastern subspecies which is recognised by some authors, which found evidence to consider the northern and southern populations to belong to a different subspecies in 2007.

Appearance

Bushbucks in general smaller are than other tragelaphines, with a mainly red or yellow-brown ground colour. According to Moodley et al., the males of the West African population are more often striped than those in East or Southern Africa, although bushbuck with striping occur throughout the range.

Distribution

Geography

The nominate taxon occurs in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana and in the Niger Basin in Nigeria as far east as the Cross River, south of the Bamenda Highlands through Cameroon, Chad, the Central African Republic to the Nile in South Sudan (?) and northern Uganda, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo to northern Angola.

Habits and Lifestyle

It is common across its broad geographic distribution and is found in wooded savannas, forest-savanna mosaics, rainforests, in montane forests and semi-arid zones. It does not occur in the deep rainforests of the central Congo Basin.

Lifestyle

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
5.93 to 6.23 months
BABY CARRYING
1

Population

References

1. Harnessed bushbuck Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harnessed_bushbuck
2. Harnessed bushbuck on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22051/115165242

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