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"
Weight 110-275 pounds
Diet Papyrus, reed shoots, flowers, seeds, tall grasses
Gestation Period 7 months
Life Span 22 years (in human care)
Threats Loss of habitat, poaching

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