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Antelope: Bushbuck

Unread post by gwendolen » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:32 am

Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)

Bushbuck at Lake Panic
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Classification
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Tragelaphus

Other names
French: Guib harnaché
German: Buschbock
Dutch: Bosbok

Bushbuck are found south of the Sahara, in forest and woodland, where they can easily conceal themselves.

Male bushbucks are bigger than females, ranging from 70 to 100 cm. Females are 65 to 85 cm tall. Only males have horns, which usually spiral once and are fairly straight, and grow up to a half meter long. Females are usually a lighter brown than males. Both sexes have white spots and stripes, both sexes darken with age.

Bushbuck are primarily nocturnal, but are also fairly active during the day. bushbuck are usually single, sometimes in pairs or in small groups of ewes and lambs.

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Unread post by Freda » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:12 am

Also at Lake Panic :)
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There were crocs nearby so these lillypads must really taste lekker :shock:

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Unread post by Johann » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:10 pm

Lake Panic always provides.

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Unread post by niknak » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:44 pm

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Close to the turnoff to Jakalsbessie camp on H1-2

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:56 am

Letaba is a dead sure place to see these antelope. :D
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Unread post by Johann » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:38 pm

LaeveldLeeu wrote:Pitty the park decided to remove all the Bushbuck from Letaba. They used to be plentyful in the camp. But since a leopard made its appearance in the camp the officials decided that its best for the guests' savety to remove the bushbucks.
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They never should've been allowed to settle themselves in Letaba in the first place.
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Unread post by peterpiper » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:41 pm

Not sure where you heard that from, but as of last week there are still plenty of bushbuck in the camp at Letaba. Maybe they just came straight back :)
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:57 am

Bushbuck were aplenty in the southern regions of the Park. Saw them all over the place.
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Unread post by jonty1 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:48 pm

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Unread post by Henk » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:31 pm

Saw the biggest bushbuck ever today near Stilbay in the southern cape, but the best was that it was completely black

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Unread post by Peter Betts » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:49 pm

Ja Henk our East Cape Bushbuck are known for their dark colour...have a look at this monster Ram taken at Addo in full fighting mode!

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Unread post by zeedoc » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:13 am

The best place to bushbuck in kruger are in those rest camps with river frontage. The bushbucks love the riverine vegetation between the fence and the water. Berg en Dal , Lower Sabie and Skukuza are favourites.
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Unread post by Nico » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:29 pm

In this little video, you see a mother with her calf working on their bonding. I filmed this in Letaba camp. :wink:

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Unread post by Liam » Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:49 am

Always see them at Lake Panic without fail.
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Unread post by Liam » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:45 pm

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In front of Protea Hotel, just outside Kruger Gate.
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