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An antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) of sub-Saharan Africa, having a reddish-brown coat with white markings, and spirally twisted horns in the male.

[Translation of Afrikaans bosbok : bos, bush + bok, buck.]
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(ˈbʊʃˌbʌk) or


n, pl -bucks, -buck, -boks or -bok
(Animals) a small nocturnal spiral-horned antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of the bush and tropical forest of Africa. Its coat is reddish-brown with a few white markings
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n., pl. -bucks, (esp. collectively) -buck.
an African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or spotted with white.
[1850–55; < Afrikaans bosbok, earlier boschbok=bos bush1 + bok buck1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bushbuck - antelope with white markings like a harness and twisted hornsbushbuck - antelope with white markings like a harness and twisted horns
genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus, Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus - African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks
harnessed antelope - any of several antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus having striped markings resembling a harness
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The bongo's closest relatives include the greater and laser kudu, the bushbuck and the mountain nyala and most recently the common eland was placed under this family.
Several days after arriving, an old bushbuck stood one second too long.
Large herds of roan and eland antelope roam the plateau alongside zebra, reedbuck and bushbuck. All are virtually guaranteed to be seen.
It is home to various species of exotic African and endemic Palawan flora and fauna where hundreds of giraffes, elans, waterbucks, Calamian deer, monkeys, fresh water crocodiles, zebras, bear cats, bushbuck and a variety of birds roam freely.
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An hour's drive through maize fields and villages is followed by a short boat crossing to reach Mvuu, a simple camp leading to a much smarter eight-room lodge, where squirrels flit across pathways and bushbuck graze fearlessly within arm's length.
Here visitors can see various wildlife such as jackal, leopard, serval, hartebeest, bush baby, spotted hyena, buffalo, warthog, oribi, red fronted gazelle, red flanked duiker, bushbuck, patas monkey, green monkey etc.
Both mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni Lydekker, 1910) and Menelik's bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus menelik Neuman, 1902) are sexually dimorphic spiral-horned ungulates endemic to the southeastern highlands and highlands of Ethiopia, respectively [12].
Athi River which goes past the Tsavo national park is another one to try; also perfect for viewing bushbuck, giraffes, buffalo, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons and hippos.
UK-based mining company BMR Group plc (LSE: BMR) entered into an agreement with Bushbuck Resources Ltd.