Animal Name: Common Eland

Scientific Names: Taurotragus oryx

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Common Eland Introduction

The common eland (Taurotragus oryx) is a majestic and adaptable antelope species found across various habitats in sub-Saharan Africa. With its impressive size and distinctive spiral-shaped horns in both males and females, the common eland commands attention. These herbivorous animals graze on grasses and browse on leaves, displaying their adaptability to different food sources. Known for their agility and endurance, elands can navigate diverse landscapes, from open savannas to woodland areas. Their sociable nature often leads them to form small herds. As one of the largest antelope species, the common eland embodies grace, strength, and the beauty of African wildlife.

Description of Common Eland

The Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx), also known as the southern eland or eland antelope , is a large-sized antelope  found in "East Africa"  and "Southern Africa" . It is a species of the family and genus. An adult male is around 1.6 m (5.2 ft) tall at the shoulder (females are 20 cm (7.9 in) shorter) and can weigh up to 942 kg (2,077 lb) with a typical range of 500–600 kg (1,100–1,300 lb), 340–445 kg (750–981 lb) for females). It is the second-largest antelope in the world, being slightly smaller on average than the "Giant eland" It was scientifically described by Peter Simon Pallas in 1766.
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