Tsessebe - Domaliscus lunatus

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Afrikaans Basterhartbees Tswana Tshesebe 
Shona
Nondo Shangaan Nondo
R.W. Min 15" Max 18"
S.C.I Min 40" Max 55" Measurement Method 1

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Tracks
F 8cm
H 7cm

Distribution Dung
2 cm
Tapered at one end and blunt on the other

Visible Male/Female Differences

Males and females are very difficult to tell apart.

Habitat and Distribution

Grassland on the border of woodland, preferring areas with good visibility at head height . Dependent on water. Widely translocated.

Diet

A grazer with preferred feeding height below 60 cm and down to 5-10 cm, preferring leaves and fresh growth, especially newly burnt areas.

Reproduction

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 green grass. 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.

 



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