Unusual features/differences from similar
The body is red and not speckled while the body is speckled with white in grysbok
and Sharpe's grysbok. A tapered tuft of long hair
grows on the top of the head whereas no tuft exists in
grysbok and Sharpe's
Visible Male/Female Differences
Females have two
pairs of nipples between their hind legs.
Habitat and Distribution
Forest, thickets, thickly wooded ravines and dense coastal bush.
A browser. Also eats freshly fallen leaves, fruit and pods.
Single lambs are born at any time of year after a gestation of 210 days. Lifespan 8-9
Behavior and Habits
Solitary or in pairs, females with a lamb, or pairs
with a lamb. Most active in the mid-morning, late afternoon and early evening. Inactive at night.
Home ranges in males 3-9,5 ha. Avoids predators by
freezing and dashing away when closely approached.
Nasal whistle when alarmed and a loud bleat when distressed. Also makes a
loud "chee-chee" sound.
Dung and Field sign
Dung pellets are 0,5 cm long, tapered at one end and hollow at the other. Deposited in