On the Uganda national emblem, on the left you will see a Kob (Adenota kob Thomasi) that symbolizes the large number of wildlife living in Uganda.
This kob in appearance is very similar to the impala; however these species aren’t related at all. In general, the Ugandan kob is reddish-brown, and its underside body is generally white. It has a white ring around each of its eyes, plus a white patch (chevron) on its throat. Each of its forelegs has black stripes runs, whereas the males have Horns, a thicker coat and are shorter than the female.
The Uganda kobs are generally herbivores and they stay in grasslands, savanna woodlands and floodplains within uganda where you will see them on your safari in Uganda. They have a gestation period of 8 months, so on average they give birth ever year. The top enemies to the Uganda kobs are large predators and man.
Where to see the Uganda Kobs
The Kobs are generally found in low-lying flat areas or gently rolling terrain without extreme seasons and preferably a permanent source of water. These stay in small herds which come together to form bigger herds of about 1000 animals. Similar to other antelope species the kobs breed in areas that are controlled by the breeding males which have territories. These can be seen in Murchison falls national park, queen Elizabeth national park and lake mburo national park.
Once the females are on heat,, they move to the breeding grounds specifically to mate.
The newborn suckles for about 7 months and later it is weaned when almost half the size of an adult kob. At 5 months the young male begins to develop horns and by one year these are as long as their ears. At 14 months they are sexually developed although the male becomes active at 3-4 years in the breeding grounds.
AA Safaris will help help you organize a memorable Wildlife safari ito various national parks in uganda where you will see these beautiful kobs.