Body length, 110 - 136 cm; shoulder height, 84 - 96 cm
Approx 30 kg
Estimated at 36,000 in 1999
Generally found in hilly terrain dominated by grasses
Run for cover, drop and freeze. That's the strategy the mountain reedbuck employs when facing a predator. Targeted by everything from lions and leopards to pacs of feral dogs, the little antelope lets out a shrill whistle to warn its fellows when danger is spotted. Adults also use whistling to mark the group's territory. But these grasslands are teeming with poachers as well as predators, and human settlements are steadily eating away at the antelope's habitat. The day may come when there is no where to run.