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Eland Antelope

The Eland antelope (taurotragus oryx) is the tallest antelope species in southern Africa. It stands 170 cm high at the shoulder and can reach a weight of 700 kg. The Eland lives in the open plains, dry savannah and also in mountainous grassland. It is wide-spread.

Typical are their straight spirally drilled horns. Their fur has a light colour, yellow-brown to grey-brown, and turns in older animals on neck and shoulders blueish grey.


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Eland antelopes

Eland antelopes live in small herds of up to 25 animals, are very shy and flee immediately when threatened. They can reach a speed of 70 km/h and are great jumpers. They feed on leaves and grass and dig with their hooves bulbs and roots up.

Game Parks: In the Etosha National Park in private game reserves and game farms.

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