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

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