Afrikaans name: Rooiribbok
Mountain Reedbuck portrait
Interesting facts about Mountain Reedbuck
The Mountain Reedbuck is a medium-sized antelope that favours hilly areas with bush or forest.
They are grey in appearance with a white belly (I am not sure where the Afrikaans name of Rooiribbok originates from as it implies that they are reddish). Males have horns that curve sharply forward and may be more than 30 cm in length. They reach about 70 to 75 cm at the shoulder and weigh 30 kg or more.
Mountain Reedbuck are found in small herds. These consist of a mature male, some females and juveniles.
The Mountain Reedbuck feeds on grass and leaves.
Females give birth to a single young during summer.
References and further readingAn Introduction to the Larger Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Joanna Dalton - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 306
Chris and Tilde Stuart's Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1988 - Page: 200
Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 171
Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar et al. - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 140
Kruger National Park Questions and Answers - Author: P.F. Fourie - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 111
Land Mammals of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Reay HN Smithers - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 200
Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Burger Cillier - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 147
Mammals of the Kruger and other National Parks - Author: The National Parks Board - Year Published: 1980 - Page: 108
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 416
Signs of the Wild - Author: Clive Walker - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 181