Mountain Reedbuck

The Mountain Reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula), is a species of antelope found in north-eastern South Africa. Their habitat is thick mountain forests, where they eat grasses and leaves.

Mountain Reedbucks average 30 inches at the shoulder, and weigh around 66 pounds. They have gray coats with a white underbelly and reddish-brown head and shoulders. Males have ridged horns of around 13.75 inches, which curve forwards.

Mountain Reedbucks form herds of around five individuals, including a single mature male. Adolescent males are forced out of their herds and form small bachelor herds. In the dry season, Mountain Reedbucks sometimes form herds of up to thirty individuals out of necessity. They are diurnal, but inactive during the heat of the day.

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