Tragelaphus spekii

Habitat and Geographical Distribution: Swamps in tropical forests and the more humid regions of the savannahs of western and central African.

Diet: Herbivores: plants, especially sedges, fallen fruit and bark of some trees.

Reproduction: Viviparous. Gestation of approximately 247 days, after which a single calf is born. Offspring are weaned at 6 months.

Behaviour: When threatened by a terrestrial predator, sitatunga can enter the water and be submerged with only their eyes and nose above the surface. At night, males emit barks, an alarm or warning to other males about their position, and when males meet, they strike their horns on the ground.

Conservation status: Least Concern (IUCN)


Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae

Length: 1.2 – 1.7 m

Lifespan: 22 – 23 years

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