Lowland nyala are a species of spiral horned antelope, and are closely related to sitatunga and bongo.
Size: Shoulder Height 80 - 120cm
Weight: 55 - 140kg
Lowland nyala are found in the riverside thickets and dense vegetation of Southeast Africa.
In the wet season, nyala mainly feed on grass, however in the dry season they eat a more varied diet of leaves, buds, fruits, bark, roots and seedpods.
Female nyala are pregnant for about 7 months and usually have a single young that will be nursed for at least 7 months.
The lowland nyala is not classed as endangered as their population is stable in the wild. In the past however, they have been threatened by habitat loss and hunting.