There is a significant herd of these beautiful target-rumped and gently-curved antlered creatures in the animal preserve we visited in the Indiantown area of Lake Okeechobee, Florida.
“The waterbuck is a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa. It is placed in the genus Kobus of the family Bovidae. It was first described by Irish naturalist William Ogilby in 1833.” --- Wikipedia
“Hyenas, lions, and leopards are the major predators, but crocodiles, hunting dogs and cheetahs also take waterbuck. The meat of older waterbuck takes on an unpleasant odor from the waterproofing secretions of its sweat glands, prompting predators to choose other prey.” ---
February 6th, 2017
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