Bohor Reedbuck

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iBohor Reedbuck
Conservation status

Conservation dependent (LR/cd)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Redunca
Species: R. redunca
Binomial name
Redunca redunca
( Pallas, 1767)

The Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca) is an antelope native to central Africa, mostly living in grassland areas near water. It is reddish with lighter areas in the posterior and a white underbelly. Males have curved horns pointing forward and can weigh up to 55 kg (120 lb).

Bohor Reedbucks live in small groups consisting of a few individuals or live alone. It is one of many central african animals that is active during the day but retreats to cooler areas during the daily temperature peaks.

Bohor Reedbucks have a distinctive whistling (males) and a frog-like croaking (females). These animals become most verbose during ritual mating displays. Gestation period is about 7.5 months.

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