The Waterbuck

The waterbuck – quite a simple name for an animal. The name derives from the fact that this antelope uses water as one of its defence mechanisms, and it often feeds in the water. When chased by a predator waterbuck tend to flee straight into the water as most cat species don’t like going into water – even though they can swim. Feeding in the water is quite easy for waterbuck because of a special secretion they release which coats their fur with a water resistant coating so it doesn’t take nearly as long for them to dry off.