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Nyala

Tragelaphus angassi

nyala

 

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.

Fun Fact:

Recognizes warning calls from other species such as impala, baboon, and Kudu.