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Conservation status: Lower risk (cd)

Male (Zambia)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Kobus
Species: K. vardonii
Binomial name
Kobus vardonii
(Livingstone, 1857)

The Puku (Kobus vardonii) is an antelope found in wet grasslands in southern Democratic Republic of Congo and in Zambia. The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive. ... Download high resolution version (800x994, 150 KB)Puku Male, S. Luangwa, Zambia, 2003. ... Jump to: navigation, search Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Jump to: navigation, search Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Jump to: navigation, search Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicatas Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include... Jump to: navigation, search Orders Subclass Multituberculata (extinct) Plagiaulacida Cimolodonta Subclass Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Subclass Triconodonta (extinct) Subclass Placentalia Afrosoricida Artiodactyla Carnivora Cetacea Chiroptera Cimolesta (extinct) Creodonta (extinct) Condylarthra (extinct) Dermoptera Desmostylia (extinct) Embrithopoda (extinct) Hyracoidea Insectivora Lagomorpha Litopterna (extinct) Macroscelidea Mesonychia (extinct) Notoungulata (extinct) Perissodactyla Pholidota Plesiadapiformes (extinct) Primates Proboscidea... Families Suidae Hippopotamidae Tayassuidae Camelidae Tragulidae Moschidae Cervidae Giraffidae Antilocapridae Bovidae The even-toed ungulates form the mammal order Artiodactyla. ... Subfamilies Bovinae Cephalophinae Hippotraginae Antilopinae Caprinae A bovid is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. ... Genera Kobus Redunca Waterbucks and Reedbucks are found in the sub-family Reduncinae, which contains 8 species of antelope all of which dwell in marshes, floodplains or other well-watered areas. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... Jump to: navigation, search David Livingstone David Livingstone (March 19, 1813 – May 1, 1873) was a Scottish missionary and explorer of the Victorian era, now best remembered because of his meeting with Henry Morton Stanley which gave rise to the popular quotation, // Early life Livingstone was born in the village... Jump to: navigation, search 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Genera Aepyceros Alcelaphus Antidorcas Antilope Cephalophus Connochaetes Damaliscus Gazella Hippotragus Kobus Madoqua Neotragus Oreotragus Oryx Ourebia Pantholops Procapra Sylvicapra Taurotragus Tragelaphus and others The antelope are a group of herbivorous African animals of the family Bovidae, distinguished by a pair of hollow horns on their heads. ... An Inner Mongolia Grassland. ...

Puku stand about 80 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 70 to 80 kilograms. Puku are sandy brown in colour, the underbelly is a slightly lighter brown. Males have around 50 centimetre long ridge structured horns which are very vaguely lyre-shaped.

Puku are found in almost marshy grassland where they eat grass. Puku are crepuscular, they are active in the early morning and late afternoon. When scared, Puku repeat a shrill whistle sound. Females gather in herds of up to twenty individuals. During the rainy season many herds will come together for added safety, typically reaching around fifty females. Males hold territories and attempt to persuade herds of females to stay within their territories for as long as possible. Jump to: navigation, search Freshwater marsh in Florida In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... In popular language grass means a short, green, ground covering or lawn, usually, but not necessarily comprised of a true grass or grasses, called turf. ... Crepuscular is a term used to describe animals that are primarily active during the twilight. ... Categories: Animal stubs | Animal behaviour | Social psychology ... A territory is a defined area (including land and waters), usually considered to be a possession of an animal, person, organization, or institution. ...

Other meanings

  • Puku is also the Maori word for stomach, used widely by both Maori and non-Maori in New Zealand.

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Puku - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (184 words)
The Puku (Kobus vardonii) is an antelope found in wet grasslands in southern Democratic Republic of Congo and in Zambia.
Puku are sandy brown in colour, the underbelly is a slightly lighter brown.
Puku are crepuscular, they are active in the early morning and late afternoon.
PukuPan Safari Lodge in the Kafue National Park, Zambia (465 words)
Puku Pan is a small but unique lodge on an isolated stretch of the Kufue river in the Namwala West game management area.
For those interested in bird life or fishing, Puku Pan is a delight; well over three hundred species of birds have been identified in the area and bream, barbell, catfish and pike are plentiful.
The lodge is named after the Puku, an antelope similar in size and behaviour to the impala but closely related to the lechwe.
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