Meet the Sitatunga
The Sitatunga is a swamp-dwelling antelope and excellent swimmer. Their elongated, wide-splayed hooves help them walk on soft terrain. Sitatunga reside in the swamps, savannas, forests and forest clearings of central, eastern and parts of southern Africa,
About the Sitatunga
Sitatunga have a slightly hunched appearance, with hind legs growing longer than forequarters. Adult males feature impressive spiraled horns that will be ivory tipped when fully developed. Color varies depending upon location and each individual. Males are traditionally a chocolate or gray-brown, while females are brown to bright chestnut in color.
|Height||Male 35-49"; Female 30-35"|
|Diet||Papyrus, reed shoots, flowers, seeds, tall grasses|
|Gestation Period||7 months|
|Life Span||22 years (in human care)|
|Threats||Loss of habitat, poaching|
Sitatunga are excellent swimmers
If seriously alarmed, Sitatunga sink below water to swim to deeper areas with only their nostrils above the surface.
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