Grey Rheebuck- Pelea capreolus

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Afrikaans Vaalribok
Zulu Liza  Tswana Lehele
Photo SA Parks Board
R.W. Min
7" Max 11"
S.C.I Min 18" Max 26" Measurement Method 1



Tracks
5 cm

Distribution

Dung
1 cm
Tapered at one end and blunt at the other

Unusual features/differences from similar animals

Eyes eyes have a white ring around them. and the neck is very thin and slender. The ears are long, narrow and pointed but wider in the Mountain Reedbuck. The coat is thick and wooly.

Visible Male/Female Differences

Only males bear horns and are larger than the females. Females have two pairs of nipples between their hind legs. 

Habitat and Distribution

Rocky hills with good grass cover. Occurs higher than Mountain Reedbuck. Prefers north-facing slopes.

Diet

Browses on broad-leaved plants. Independent of water

Reproduction

Single young are born after a gestation of 261 weeks. Lambs weaned at 6-8 months. Females leave the herd to give birth and stays away for up to 2 weeks. Lambs lie hidden for 6 weeks.

Behavior and Habits

Active during the day, feeding longer in winter than in summer.  The ram with females and young live on a territory established by the ram. Territories are marked by defecation and urination. Urine is mixed with a dark secretion from the gland in front of the genitals. Both males and females have glands between the hooves which produce a secretion with an unpleasant odor. Territorial neighbours display at the common border by stotting and running along the territorial borderline while stamping and snorting. Serious fights are rare. Males only breed once they have a territory.

Sounds

The alarm snort also moans and hisses.

Dung and Field sign

Droppings are 1 cm long, tapered at one end and blunt at the other.

 



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