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South Africa



The common eland, also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. It is a species of the family Bovidae and genus Taurotragus.

Fun Facts
  • Elands are herbivorous. The majority of their diet is made up of high protein succulent leaves from flowering plants.
  • The common eland is crepuscular. In the morning and evening they eat. During the heat of the day they rest.
  • The eland is featured on the coat of arms of Grootfontein in Namibia.

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.