Raphicerus Campestris

A small rufous coloured antelope with white underparts charachterised by large rounded ears and the male having short, sharp horns.

Characteristics

Distribution
Southern Africa and East Africa. The two distribution areas are separated by northern Zambia, Lake Malawi and northern Mozambique.

Social structure
Usually single but pairing off in the mating season. Both males and females have strongly defended territories.

Range differentiation
Limited differences in plant species they feed on across the two distribution areas.

Habitat
Found in arid areas as it is not reliant on drinking water.

Feeding
Feed on a range of grasses, seeds, leaves and roots.

Breeding
Young are born throughout the year with a peak in the rainy season after a gestation period of almost six months. Young are hidden when they are young.