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Eland

Eland in Etosha National Park, Namibia

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  • ["They are usually found in groups of about 15 females and their young.","The bulls are solitary, only joining with the herd during the breeding season."]

The eland is the largest and heaviest antelope in Africa.  They can reach heights of up to 1.8m and the bulls can weigh in at 600kg.

With their spiral horns and large size, they are magnificent looking creatures and were highly sought-after trophy animals in the heydays of hunting.

Eland occur in woodlands in the south, northeast and east of Etosha. They are usually found in groups of about 15 females and their young. The bulls are solitary, only joining with the herd during the breeding season. Chudop and Kalkheuwel are the best waterholes to visit in order to see eland.

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