Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Nyala


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Tragelaphus angasii
PROFILE:

Nyalas often give birth to twins. When they reach their juvenile phase, males often will resemble females. As they grow older, they start displaying extreme sexual diphormism: females are small with vertical stripes, while the males have shaggy, dark brown hair and large twisting horns.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal
NATIVE TO:
Southeastern Africa, eastern South Africa and Swaziland. 
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Currently stable
DIET:
Feeds by both grazing and browsing and will readily feed on leaves, fruit and flowers
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
19 years in the wild
SOCIAL STATUS:
Rams form single or small groups, while females and their young form larger herds consisting of dozens of individuals.
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