Bohor Reedbuck

Bohor Reedbuck

The Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca) is an antelope native to central Africa, mostly living in grassland areas near water. It is reddish with lighter areas in the posterior and a white underbelly. Males have curved horns pointing forward and can weigh up to 55 kg (120 lb).

Bohor Reedbucks live in small groups consisting of a few individuals or live alone. It is one of many central African animals that is active during the day but retreats to cooler areas during the daily temperature peaks.

Bohor Reedbucks have a distinctive whistling (males) and a frog-like croaking (females). These animals become most verbose during ritual mating displays. Gestation period is about 7.5 months.


  • Animal, Smithsonian Institution, 2005, pg. 251

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