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January 4th - February 4th 2022 is open to our Members Only. We look forward to welcoming all our visitors back on February 5th 2022

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Adult £23.00 £20.68
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
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Nile Lechwe

Kobus megaceros

Nile lechwe are a species of antelope closely related to waterbuck and kob. Males are black-brown with long, lyre shaped horns. Females are yellow-brown and lack horns.



Size: Shoulder Height 1.3 - 1.6m
Weight: 80 - 120kg



Nile lechwe inhabit the floodplains, swamps and rivers in the Sudan and western Ethiopia.



Nile lechwe eat mainly grass and will graze along the banks of rivers in depths of 5 to 20cm of water.



The female gives birth to a single young after a pregnancy of 7 months. The young will be weaned at around 5 to 6 months of age.



Nile Lechwe are classed as ‘endangered’ in the wild. They are hunted for their meat and also suffer in times of drought when their food is in short supply. Our Nile lechwe are part of the European Breeding Programme and many calves have been born here in the park.

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