COMMON ELAND

The world’s second largest antelope, the Common Eland can be found in East and Southern Africa. They have large majestic horns and beautiful black and white banding on their legs.


COMMON ELAND

Taurotragus oryx

The common eland stands at around 1.6m tall and can weigh up to 940kg!

Their diet consists mainly of grasses and leaves, and can conserve water by reducing their body temperature. They tend to live in herds of up to 500 animals.

Eland herds are accompanied by a loud clicking noise, this is from their knee joints clicking to communicate dominance between individual eland.

  • Common Eland
  • Common Eland

FACT FILE

Least Concern

Common eland are listed as last concern on the IUCN red list.

Common eland are found in East and South Africa. Their habitat includes:

  • Savannah
  • Woodland
  • Grassland

Common eland are herbivores and feed mainly on leaves, trees, shrubs, grasses, seeds and tubers.

Common eland have a number of threats that include:

  • Habitat Loss
  • Hunting

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