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Lord Derby’s Giant Eland
Average size: 970 - 2,000 lbs; Body Length: 7.2-9.5 ft
Body Height: 5 – 5.8 feet
Average lifespan: 25 years
Habitat description: They typically reside in broad-leaf savannas and wide open spaces.
Behavior: Typically not aggressive, even during their mating season. They eat grasses, leaves, and branches. They are very alert creatures and are difficult to observe in the wild.
Current News: They are considered a low risk, even though their numbers have been declining.
Despite their size, they can reach speeds of up to 42 miles per hour and can jump up to 5 feet. Both males and females get horns and, for males, they can reach lengths of up to 4 ft in length.