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Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

Sitatunga are a species of spiral horned antelope, and are closely related to nyala and bongo.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Shoulder Height 75 - 125cm
Weight: 40 - 120kg

habitat

Habitat

Sitatunga are semi aquatic and perfectly adapted for the swamp forests and marshes that they inhabit in Central and West Africa.

diet

Diet

Sitatunga mostly graze on grasses, reeds and sedges. They will often submerge themselves to feed in the water.

behaviour

Breeding

The female will give birth to 1 or 2 calves after a pregnancy of about 7 months. Young have female colouration until they mature.

threat

Conservation

The sitatunga is not classed as endangered however its numbers are decreasing due to habitat loss and hunting.

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