Lekking behavior in Kafue lechwe

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The Kafue lechwe (Kobus leche kafuensis) exhibits lekking behavior in which a number of males occupy small territories clustered together in discrete areas where females go for mating. Similar behavior in antelope is known only in the Uganda kob (Kobus kob thomasi). Lechwe lekking occurs only during a main rutting season although some breeding occurs throughout the year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1242
Number of pages3
Issue number4245
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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