Nyala Antelope

Tragelaphus angasii

Height:Males: 3'6"–4' tall; Females: 2'9"–3' tall
Weight:Males: 215–275lbs; Females: 120–150lbs
Geographic Distribution:South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Eswatini
Habitat:Woodlands, grasslands, and scrub forests
Wild Diet:Fruit, leaves, twigs, grass, and flowers
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Habitat Africa! The Savannah

Nyala antelope females and young blend into their habitats. Their reddish color and white striped coat mimics dappled sunlight, which provides camouflage protection in thickets and woodlands. The males’ chestnut color makes them stand out, but their large size and pointy horns help to keep them safe from predators.