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 (wô′tər-bŭk′, wŏt′ər-)
n. pl. waterbuck or wa·ter·bucks
A large African antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) that inhabits grasslands near water, having a shaggy coat and curved, ridged horns in the male.

[Translation of Afrikaans waterbok.]


(Animals) any of various antelopes of the genus Kobus, esp K. ellipsiprymnus, of swampy areas of Africa, having long curved ridged horns


(ˈwɔ tərˌbʌk, ˈwɒt ər-)

any large swamp-dwelling African antelope of the genus Kobus, esp. K. ellipsiprymnus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waterbuck - any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and riverswaterbuck - any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and rivers
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Kobus, Kobus - African antelopes: waterbucks
kob, Kobus kob - an orange-brown antelope of southeast Africa
Kobus leche, lechwe - tawny-colored African antelope inhabiting wet grassy plains; a threatened species
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There were antelopes such as eland, gazelle, waterbuck, and impala, along with giraffe and zebra populating the area.
CHAIRMAN'S PRIZEBack in Nairobi, a field of over 200 players was drawn for the Kenya Ladies Golf Union (KLGU) Chairman's Prize at Muthaiga Golf Club being sponsored by Waterbuck Hotel of Nakuru in conjunction with BSR Hospital and CFG.
bed to the Views Lido, Less recognisable specimens were Defassa Waterbuck (a large antelope), Kirk's Dik Dik (a small antelope) and a Bush Hyrax (a small tree-dwelling mammal).
Up to 2014 it had accounted for 24 straight critters ranging in size from a turkey to several antelope to several deer to waterbuck, zebra, gemsbok and oryx.
Other snaps show the Trump brothers standing by animals they gunned down on two trips in 2010 and 2011, including antelope, waterbuck, two buffalo, a great warthog, a greater kudu and a civet cat.
Roy Dawson with a fine old waterbuck bull taken with PH Wayne Van Den Bergh.
Even the waterbuck and impala seem to have disappeared.
This season the river is at its lowest level for 25 years and much of the greenery has disappeared, leaving waterbuck to gnaw at the skeletons of acacia trees while overheating hippos are forced to graze in the hazy midday sun.
Whatever the source of infection, RVFV in wildlife has only recently (2008-2011) been associated with severe disease in South Africa, where outbreaks began with abortions in buffaloes and the death of a waterbuck, but infection of livestock was not reported (10,15).
Likely candidates for the top of the list include waterbuck, nyala, sable, and western roan.
In Africa, I drew on a giant waterbuck at 28 yards, a seemingly slam-dunk shot.
The growth trend is boosted by the anticipated return on investment for high value species such as sable, roan, nyala, waterbuck, tsessebe, blackfaced impala and lechwe.