Kruger Park Mammals - Bushbuck

The Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), can weigh between 25 and 80 kilograms within the Kruger's boundaries and can live up to 15 years. Their alarm call, which is a bark, sounds very much like that of a Leopard.

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The Bushbuck is common throughout the Kruger along permanent and seasonal watercourses and are also common around thicket close to dams. Letaba has a population of almost tame Bushbuck that live in the camp. They prefer areas with dense vegetation and woodland where they browse and continue on their secretive habits.

More Information On Kruger's Bushbuck

Bushbuck are very vulnerable to predation, especially the females, which are preyed upon by all the large predators as well as Martial Eagle, Caracal, Serval, African Rock Python and even Baboon and Civet. The male Bushbuck are very aggressive and will fight to the death with predators and other male Bushbuck. Nyala and Bushbuck males are enemies and they often will kill each other, with the male Nyala coming out on top most of the time.

Kruger Park Bushbuck Gallery

Female bushbuck close to berg en dal

male ram bushbuck in thicket

Female Ewe Kruger Bushbuck