IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

The Puku formerly occurred widely in grasslands near permanent water within the savanna woodlands and floodplains of south-central Africa. It has been eliminated from large parts of its former range and reduced to fragmented, isolated populations, but some of these are still numerous. Large numbers now occur in only two countries, Tanzania and Zambia (East 1999). Populations of Puku still occur in northeast Botswana on the Chobe River floodplain (Dipotso and Skarpe 2006), and they occur as vagrants in the middle Zambezi valley of Zimbabwe and the eastern Caprivi of Namibia.


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