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The male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) has horns that are strongly ridged. Its social organization is territorial, but the alpha male will tolerate bachelor males. Its calves are "hiders" for about 2 - 4 weeks. The calf takes 1/2 hour to gain its 'feet', but can outrun a human within a day. The calf has a tendency to bolt rather than freeze and often wanders off on its own which makes it vulnerable to hyenas. Lions take more males than females because the males tend to attack rather than flee.
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