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Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

The Rift Valley forms the eastern distribution limit of the Defassa Waterbucks, which occurs in grassland and open forest and scrub all the way through to West-Africa. The species is a grazer and always found where there is water nearby. It is classified by IUCN as Near Threatened, with a total population of about 95 000. Illegal hunting and displacement due to agriculture and settlement have resulted in significant declines.

Year: 2015

From album: African Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: cats fauna Kenya Krüger National Park Thompsons gazelles zebra

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