Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Eland


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Taurotragus oryx
PROFILE:

The eland is the world’s largest and slowest antelope, but is also the most adaptable. This antelope can live in grasslands, woodlands, floodplains and mountains. Elands practice cooperative defense of young, where males and females defend calves from large predators, including lions.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
Sub-Saharan Africa
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Currently Stable
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
15-20 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Females and their young often found in herds; older males are often found solitary; younger animals often form small groups.
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