About the Eland

As the world's largest antelope, the Eland has a cow-like shape. They are usually fawn or tawny-colored, but they can turn gray or bluish-gray as they age. The oldest elands can become almost black in color. Elands are very adaptable animals and can be found in grassland, mountains, savanna, or woodland areas. They tend to distance themselves from deserts and swamps.

Height 7' to 11' (males); 6' to 9' (females)
Weight 1,300 to 2,200 pounds
Diet Grasses, herbs
Gestation Period 9 months
Life Span 15-20 years
Threats Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss

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