Fast Facts About Nyala
Tragelaphus angasii

©Roger de la Harpe
Male: 1.1m (shoulder height), Female: 0.97 m (shoulder height)
Males: 110 kg, Females: 60 kg
15 years
Thicket in dry savanna woodland
7.5 months
Number of young
Browsers but take sprouting grass; strip bark and take fallen fruit, flowers, and leaves
Any medium to large carnivore

All in the Name

©Nigel Dennis
Because of the great sexual dimorphism in the nyala species, the smaller females are considered ewes while the larger males are called bulls. Any antelope the same size or smaller than a female nyala will have their sexes described as rams and ewes and any antelope the same size or larger than a nyala bull will have their sexes described as bulls and cows.

Water Needs

©Roger de la Harpe
Nyala will drink water whenever it is available but particularly during the dry season when they take a great deal of dry browse material.

By Megan Emmett