Kobs, also known as kob antelopes, are a species of African antelope that inhabit grassy plains and savannas. They are a medium-sized ungulate, with males weighing around 200-250 kg and females weighing around 150-200 kg. Kobs have a distinctive appearance, with reddish-brown fur on their upper body and white fur on their underbelly and legs. They also have a long white beard and twisted horns that curve back over their ears.
Kobs are social animals that live in herds ranging from a few individuals to hundreds of animals. During the breeding season, which occurs in the rainy season, males will establish territories and try to attract females. They use their horns to fight off rival males and display their dominance to potential mates. Females give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of around 8 months. The calves are able to stand and walk within an hour of being born and are weaned after around 6 months.
While kobs are not considered to be endangered, they do face threats from habitat loss and hunting. Their populations have declined in some areas due to human activities such as agriculture and urbanization. In addition, they are hunted for their meat and hides. Conservation efforts are underway to protect kobs and their habitats, including creating protected areas and promoting sustainable land use practices.