• Status

    Least Concern

  • Size

    Up to 940kg

  • Threat

    Habitat loss

  • Distribution


  • Diet


When visiting 'Into Africa' look out for the world’s second largest antelope, the Common Eland!

Common Eland can be found across East and Southern Africa. They have large majestic horns and beautiful black and white banding on their legs. The Common Eland stands at around 1.6m tall and can weigh up to 940kg! 

Their diet consists mainly of grasses and leaves, and they can conserve water by reducing their body temperature. They can 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.

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