The gentle Kobs
Kobs are reddish brown in color, although some are black. Their under layer skin is always white that is why their eyes are surrounded by white.
Kobs are almost similar to impalas but are different. Kobs graze on short grass and like to live in places that are flat.
They also like living near water.
This makes kobs move to places where they can graze and drink water day after day, season after season. Unlike other antelopes, kobs have permanent breeding grounds called leks.
This is where they give birth and multiply. A newborn kob stays with its mother for six to seven months suckling milk. By the 7th month, a young kob will have grown to half the size of an adult.
Young males begin to grow their horns at five months, and at one year their horns are as long as their ears. At this age kobs are mature and strong enough to look stay on their own.
Female kobs, along with their young, form herds of 30 to 50 animals. During prolonged dry seasons and drought, they congregate with males in very large numbers wherever green grass is still available. This is how they survive.