The gracious horns with an elegantly designed face make this a beautiful animal. Eland males are remarkably larger (weighing 400 to 1000 kg – 800 to 2,200 pounds) than females (weighing 300 to 600 kg – 700 to 1,300 pounds). Without adequate knowledge, you might think it’s a huge cow or ox due to its bulky physical appearance.
Depending on personal preference, they could either go on a solo journey or live in a herd of up to 100 individuals. The large packs primarily consist of females and juveniles who prefer to move towards areas with abundant food availability. At the same time, the small groups are usually only adult animals. They like to eat plant-based diets and can sustain the dry season without drinking much water.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No