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Average Size: 1.4-1.6m (4.5-5.25ft) and weighs 55-125 kg (120-280 lbs)
Average Lifespan: 16 years
Range/ Distribution Map
Habitat description: Thickets of dry savannah
Behavior/Diet: Herbivore. Eats leaves, twigs, grass, flowers, and fruits. Sociable in herds of 30 with no lasting relationships. Male dominated. Nyala are not territorial and often overlap home ranges.
Conservation Status: Endangered. They continue to decline because of illegal hunting and habitat loss.
Recognizes warning calls from other species such as impala, baboon, and Kudu.