Bushbuck

FACT FILE:
Swahili Name: Pongo or mbawala
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus scriptus
Size: 25 to 35 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 90 to 180 pounds
Lifespan: 12 years or more
Habitat: Deep forest
Diet: Browsers/grazer
Gestation: About 6 months
Predators: Leopards

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African Wild Dog

Fast Facts

Type:               Diet:                        Average life span in the wild:        Size:

Mammal           Carnivore                 Up to 11 years                                     29.5 to 43 in (75 to 110 cm)

Weight:                                           Group name:            Protection status:

39.5 to 79 lbs (18 to 36 kg)               Pack                                Endangered

Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:

  • Illustration: African wild dog compared with adult man

The African wild dog, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading “African Wild Dog”