Common Waterbuck


Shaggy, gray-to-brown antelope with white ring around rump. Ring often incomplete above tail. Longer hair feathers on jowls and often neck. Hair greasy. Musty, lingering odor. Young reddish brown. Males carry heavily ringed horns, set well apart, shaped like a simple crescent. Thick horn bases. Horn length 20 in. and up (large 28 to 39 1/4). Male weight 420 to 631 lbs.; female 3350 to 437 lbs.

Breeding Season

All year or tendency toward seasonality.

Gestation & Young Per Birth

8 to 9 mo.; 1 young.


6 to 8 ft. usually sufficient.