Male: 1.1m (shoulder height), Female: 0.97 m (shoulder height)Weight
Males: 110 kg, Females: 60 kgLifespan
Thicket in dry savanna woodlandGestation
7.5 monthsNumber of young
Browsers but take sprouting grass; strip bark and take fallen fruit, flowers, and leaves Predators
Any medium to large carnivore
All in the Name
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.
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