Waterbuck

FUN FACTS

Waterbuck

  • Their sweat glands release a musky oil substance that waterproofs their coats.

  • This musky substance even permeates into their meat; many predators won’t eat them!

  • They are one of the only antelopes that do not mark their territory with dung and urine.  The pungent smell that their sweat glands release is more than sufficient!

  • Waterbucks are prone to heat dehydration and must live near water.

  • Contrary to what their name suggests, they are not very aquatic. Waterbucks are more often found near water than in it.