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A close relative of the Kudu and Nyala, the bushbuck is a rather large antelope which relies on vegetation for cover. Bushbuck can be found in most of sub-Saharan Africa, especially in areas where it can easily be concealed. The very sharp horns render the Bushbuck very dangerous when wounded. Bushbuck will live anywhere from sea level to mountain-tops in all types of habitats from rainforest to sub desert terrain. The colour varies depending on geographic location. Eastern and southern bushbuck are yellow in colour with relatively few markings. Northern and western bushbuck are reddish coloured with stripes and spots. Both sexes darken with age. Bushbuck are found in dense bush at the base of mountains or along river courses, but always close to a permanent water supply. Browsers, bushbuck eat leaves and herbs, twigs and flowers of a large number of plant types. On occasion, they will also consume grass.
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