Visible Male/Female Differences
Males and females are very difficult to
Habitat and Distribution
Grassland on the border of woodland, preferring areas with good
visibility at head height . Dependent on water. Widely translocated.
A grazer with preferred feeding height below 60 cm and down to 5-10 cm,
preferring leaves and fresh growth, especially newly burnt areas.
Calves weighing 10- 12 kg are produced after a gestation of 235-245
days. Males are sexually mature at 3-4 years, females at
2-3 years. Lifespan 15 years.
Behavior and Habits
They drink at least once a day but can get moisture from
A breeding herd
consists of a territorial bull and females and their young. Males without territories
form bachelor herds. Territories can cover 200-400 ha. Breeding herds contain up to 20
animals, usually 3 or 4; bachelor herds contain up to 30 animals.
Dung and Field sign
Dung 2 cm long, tapered at one end and blunt on the other.