African Antelope Page 2

African Antelope Page 2

The nyala feeds upon foliage, fruits and grasses. A shy animal, it prefers water holes rather than open spaces. Nyala are spiral-horned and middle-sized antelopes, between a bushbuck and and a kudu which we will see later in this site.  the female Females and young males have ten or more white vertical stripes on their sides. Other markings are visible on the face, throat, flanks and thighs. Stripes are very less or absent in males. Both males and females have a white chevron between their eyes,   Only the males have horns. Horns are 24–33 in long and yellow-tipped with one or two twists

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I originally had this beautiful  Nyala in with the Kudus but his yellow tipped horns gave him away

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We saw very few Nyala during our safari.  Either there are not many of them or they stay well hidden. They are easily mistaken for Kudu.  The only way I could tell them apart was that the Nyala has a very pronounced white chevron below their eyes and the kudu has a faint one.  Am I certain that I don’t have some of the photos mixed up?  NO!

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