Menelik’s Bushbuck is an endemic sub-species of bushbuck. The male Menelik’s bushbuck is much darker than the male common bushbuck. Menelik’s bushbuck are most often seen alone, except when adult females are accompanied by their offspring for up to one year after birth. They are not territorial. Like the mountain nyala, the males carry out elaborate strutting displays to establish hierarchies.
They have small home ranges of up to 3km2. They are most often found in thick woodlands or heather moorlands. They are browsers, feeding selectively off the leaves of herbs and shrubs in woodlands or on moorlands.