Defassa Waterbuck


Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus defassa) is found west of the Gregory Rift, ranging from Ethiopia west to Senegal and south to Zambia.
The Defassa Waterbuck is a large, robust animal with long, shaggy hair and a brown-grey coat that emits an oily secretion from its sweat glands, which acts as a water repellent. It also has large, rounded ears and white patches above the eyes, and around the nose and mouth and throat. The common waterbuck has a conspicuous white ring encircling a dark rump, while the Defassa has wide white patches on either side of the rump.


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