Eland - Cape

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The Cape eland (Taurotragus Oryx) is the largest of the spiral-horned antelope. Apart from a rough mane, the coat is smooth. Females have a tan coat, while the coats of males are darker, with a bluish-grey tinge. Bulls may also have a series of vertical white stripes on their sides (mainly in parts of the Karoo in South Africa). As males age, their coat becomes more grey. Males also have dense fur on their foreheads and a large dewlap on their throats. Both sexes have horns with a steady spiral ridge (resembling that of the bushbuck).

WEIGHT MALE: 700 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 460 KG

SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 1.7 M

SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 1.5 M

MATING SEASON: THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Weights & shoulder heights are averages

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