Common Elands at safe distance, Serengeti North
A male common Eland observes us from a safe distance, whilst the herd flees. Despite being one of the largest antelopes in the world, they came across as extraordinary shy to us, compared to other animals in the Serengeti.
The name "Eland" is confusing for dutch people (like me). In dutch, "Eland" means "Moose", whilst in english "Eland" just means "Eland".
The common eland, also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa.An adult male is around 1.6 metres tall and can weigh up to 942 kg with an average of 500–600 kg, 340–445 kg for females. It is the second largest antelope in the world, being slightly smaller on average than the giant eland.