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(native African name)
The Uganda kob is a medium-sized antelope with a medium brown coat, medium length horns and large ears.
90-100 cm (37-40 in.)
82-92 cm (32-36 in.)
About 94 kg (207 lb.)
About 63 kg (139 lb.)
Mostly feeds on tender green grasses
Gestation lasts approximately 7.5-9 months; Typically a single offspring at a time. After birth, the young lie concealed for about 6 weeks, after which they follow their mothers.
At around 18 months
At about 13 months
Up to 17 years
Senegal, West Africa to Kenya, East Africa
Inhabits moist savannas, flood plains, and margins of adjacent woodlands
Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent
Males mark territory boundaries by whistling.
Kob breed year-round in East Africa with an 8-month gestation and generally one offspring.
In order to evade a predator, kobs will leap into the air or seek refuge in water or reed beds.
ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION
The Uganda kob is not protected and is abundant throughout its range. However, the range of the kob is shrinking.
By eating grasses, kobs help keep the plains in a state of re-growth, allowing new grasses to grow.
Kobs are an important food source for many larger predators, especially cheetahs, lions, hyenas, African wild dogs, and sometimes larger snakes.
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