Sharpe's Grysbok (Raphicerus sharpei)

Sharpe's Grysbok (Raphicerus sharpei) Silhouette

Quick stats of the Sharpe's Grysbok

  • Diet: - Herbivore
  • Shoulder Height: - 0.48 m
  • Weight: - Male - 8.1 kg
  • Weight: - Female - 7.8 kg
  • Lifespan

Description

Sharpe's Grysbok © TourSA

Sharpe's Grysbok are very shy and rare. These solitary small antelope are roughly the size of a grey duiker, though their body is more squat and stocky in build. They have a reddish-brown coat streaked with narrow splotches of white and their backs have a characteristic hunched appearance. Males have short stubby horns.

These small antelope are rarely seen. By day they rest in the protective cover of tall grass or beneath the shady canopy of shrubs. They are very timid and dart off into concealment at the first sign of anything unusual. They feed mainly at night, browsing or grazing as the opportunity arises.

 

Other Names for the Sharpe's Grysbok

  • Tropiese Grysbok

Distribution

Distribution map of the Sharpe's Grysbok
Distribution map of the Sharpe's Grysbok

Taxonomy of the Sharpe's Grysbok

  • Order - Artiodactyla
  • Family - Bovidae
  • Sub Family - Antilopinae
  • Genus - Papio
  • Species - Raphicerus sharpei

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