Tragelaphus angasii


Least Concern

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This African antelope exhibits one of the most extreme examples of sexual dimorphism, or the difference in appearance between males and females. Females are about half the size of males, hornless, and a rusty brown color with vertical white stripes. Males have large spiral horns and a shaggy greyish-brown coat.

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Nyala like dense thickets in dry savannas where they have access to permanent water.


Native to southeastern Africa and are common in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa.

Life Expectancy

Nyala live around 18 years under human care and approximately 16 years in the wile.


Nyala are herbivores and ruminants (with multiple part stomachs). They browse and graze, eating leaves, grasses, twigs, flowers, and fruit.

Social Structure

Female and juvenile nyala are social, living in small family groups of 2-30 individuals. Adult males may live with other males in transitional groups or remain solitary.

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