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Bushbuck ewes are able to reproduce twice a year with a gestation period of six to seven months. After giving birth, the mother licks her young clean and eats the placenta. In dry regions, birth peaks during the rainy months. No peaks occur in areas of high rainfall. The mother leaves the calf unaccompanied and well hidden for long times during the day until it is about 4 months old. When she visits to suckle her calf, she eats its dung to eliminate its scent detectable to predators.

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