These majestic antelope are common in the woodlands of Etosha and are generally present at the waterholes during the morning and late afternoon.
They are hardly ever seen on the plains, as they are browsers with a preference for the leaves of the mopane.
Family groups consist of females, calves and yearlings, which are joined by breeding bulls in season. For the rest of the year the bulls hang out either alone or in bachelor herds. The males are much taller and heavier than the females and bear huge spiral horns, which can reach lengths of up to 1.8m. Both the males and females have attractive white V-shapes on their face and stripes extending down from their backs.