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Chobe Bushbuck - Species Detail
Tragelaphus scriptus ornatus
Named for hunter and author Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, its European "discoverer in" 1850.
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 28-30 inches (71-76 cm). Weight 90-120 pounds (41-55 kg).
A medium-sized bushbuck, reddish brown in color, with considerable local and individual variation in the pattern of spots and stripes. Some animals resemble Nile or even harnessed bushbucks in the extent of the harness pattern, while others are drab with few spots.
DISTRIBUTION Angola; northeastern Namibia including the Caprivi Strip; northern Botswana; Zambia; Katanga Province in southeastern Congo (K); Malawi; the Zambezi River drainage in northern and northwestern Zimbabwe; and adjacent parts of northern Mozambique.
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