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Shaggy

Shaggy

The shaggy coat of the waterbuck is reddish-brown to grey and becomes progressively darker with age. Males are darker than females. Though apparently thick, the hair is sparse on the coat. The hair on the neck is, however, long and shaggy. When sexually excited, the skin of the waterbuck secretes a greasy substance with the odour of musk, giving it the name “greasy kob”. The odour of this is so unpleasant that it repels predators. This secretion also assists in water-proofing the body when the animal dives into the water. The facial features include a white muzzle and light eyebrows and lighter insides of the ears. There is a cream-coloured patch (called “bib”) on the throat. Waterbuck are characterised by a long neck and short, strong and black legs.
Info source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterbuck

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