Lechwe - Red
The Lechwe (Kobus Lechwe) is a medium-sized antelope, closely related to the Waterbuck. The Red Lechwe have reddish-brown upper parts and flanks, with white on the undersides and inner legs. The hindquarters are noticeably higher than the forequarters. The fronts of the forelegs are black and it has white patches around the eyes. Only the rams have lyrate-shaped horns, but both males and females have distinctly elongated hooves, which is an adaptation to the wet and soggy substrate of their preferred habitat. The Red Lechwe is adapted to a habitat of marshlands, swamps and shallowly inundated floodplains. Within this habitat, they browse on the lush green aquatic and semi-aquatic grasses.
WEIGHT MALE: 100 KG
WEIGHT FEMALE: 80 KG
SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 1 M
SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 90 CM
MATING SEASON: THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Weights & shoulder heights are averages