Rhebuck - Vaal

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The Vaal Rhebuck or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus) is a species of antelope endemic to South Africa. The Rhebuck is a slender, long-necked, medium sized antelope. It has long narrow ears with a bulbous nose and a woolly coat with white underparts. Only rams have upright, straight, spike-like horns of 150-250 mm in length, ringed at the bases. Rhebuck are predominantly browsers, feeding on select shrubs and forbs. Occasionally they will eat roots, seeds and flowers. They have complicated social groupings, consisting of small groups up to 12, with an adult ram, a few ewes and lambs. Rhebuck are active for most of the day but rest when it becomes hot. They are good jumpers and run with a distinct rocking horse gait, with the fore and hind legs kicked out stiffly with each leap.

WEIGHT MALE: 20 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 18 KG

SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 75 CM

SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 72 CM

MATING SEASON: APRIL

Weights & shoulder heights are averages

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