Tragelaphus spekii gratus
Central and West Africa.
Herbivore. Grasses and leaves.
Habitat: Swamps and marshes
Dimensions: male 170cm max, female 144cm max, height male 125cm max, female 90cm max
Weight: males 75-125kg, females 50-57kg
Gestation: 7,5-8 months, 1 young
Social structure: solitary males or female groups of up to 8 members
Estimated population in the wild: 170,000
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Threats: Habitat loss, hunting for its meat.
Did you know that:
- They are excellent swimmers. They will go in the water with only the nose exposed, to avoid predators such as lions, leopards and wild dogs.
- They are both nocturnal and diurnal animals.