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see marsh antelopemarsh antelope,
name for members of a group of deerlike African antelopes, usually found in reeds or tall grasses near water. The males of this group have horns that curve back, up, and forward; females are hornless. Most marsh antelopes travel in small herds.
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So now, finally, after thirty five years, I can rest easy at night, knowing why Kobus ellipsiprymnus was chosen to symbolize what has now metamorphosed into Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.
The grazing group included: Bison bison (American bison), Cervus duvauceli (swamp deer), Connochaetes taurinus (wildebeest), Hippotragus niger (sable), Kobus ellipsiprymnus (common waterbuck) and Tetracerus quadricornis (chousingha).
"Mean percentage of pits" Mixed Grazer Browser Axis axis * 5.75 Hippotragus niger ** 9.80 Connochaetes taurinus ** 20.45 Bison bison ** 20.55 Giraffa camelopardalis ** 24.16 Platygonus compressus 32.58 Kobus ellipsiprymnus ** 38.82 Okapia johnstoni ** 40.39 Tragelaphus strepsiceros ** 42.66 Gazella granti ** 67.16 Litocranius walleri ** 68.33 Note: Table made from bar graph.