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Common Eland

Common Eland
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Common Eland
Photographer: Ryan Harvey


Latin Name Taurotragus oryx
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Greyish/Fawn
Length 2.1 - 3.5 m (7 - 11 ft)
Tail 60 - 90 cm (23.5 - 35 inches)
Weight 300 - 1,000 kgs (660 - 2,210 lbs)
Life Expectancy -

Main Characteristics

Common Eland are large African Antelope. They have a body length between 2.1 and 3.5 m (7 - 11 ft), a tail length between 60 and 90 cms (23.5 - 35 inches), and they weigh between 300 and 1,000 kgs (660 - 2,210 lbs).

Habitat

Common Eland can be found on the savannahs and plains of east and southern Africa.

Predators

Predators of Common Eland include lions and african wild dogs.

Subspecies

There are three recognized subspecies of the Common Eland but their validity requires investigation.

Interesting Facts

Common Eland are also known as:
Southern Eland
Eland Antelope

Similar Animals

Giant Eland

 


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