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Water buck

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water buck

(Science: zoology) A large, heavy antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) native of central Africa. It frequents the banks of rivers and is a good swimmer. It has a white ring around the rump. Called also photomok, water antelope, and waterbok.

The name is also applied to other related species, as the leche (Kobus leche), which has similar habits.