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Bushbuck stand about 90 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 45 to 80 kilograms (depending on sex). Bushbuck have a light brown coat, with up to seven white stripes and white splotches on the sides. The muzzle is also white and horns are found only on the males and they can reach over half a metre with only one twist. At 10 months old, young males sprout horns that are particularly twisted and at maturity form the first loop of a spiral.
Young Bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus), Letaba Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 165 mm, 1/125 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
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