Kafue Lechwe | Kobus leche ssp. kafuensis
Kafue Lechwe, a genus of waterbuck and a subspecies of the Southern Lechwe, is endemic to the Kafue Flats, Zambia and can also be found in small parts in Angola and Botswana. This antelope species lives on swamps and in flooded areas. It feeds almost exclusively on marsh grasses. To move well in the muddy ground, they have developed widely spreadable claws that keep them from sinking. Take a close look at their coat color: the Kafue lechwe is reddish brown at the back and white at the bottom of the belly, the forelegs have black stripes.