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Nyala

Tragelaphus angasii

Range

  • South Africa

Habitat

  • Grasslands

Diet

  • Grass
  • Twigs
  • Leaves

This mid-sized antelope will both graze (feed on grasses) and browse (feed on woody twigs and leaves).

A young male retains coloring similar to the female’s until he reaches sexual maturity; this affords him the safety of the heard without provoking the dominant bull. Today over 80% of the total population is protected in national parks and sanctuaries, mostly in South African protected areas.

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