Cape Eland - Impressing the Girls
A pair of Cape Eland fight over mating rights as the herd looks on.
The difference between a Cape and Livingstone Eland is that the Livingstone has 9 and more white stripes over the body, while the Cape Eland has less than 9 stripes. The bodies, horns and coloring look rather similar.
The Eland is also drought resistant, meaning it only needs to drink water once every 4 days. A tough and hardy. A fully grown bull will in at around 800 to 1 000 kg, and these bulls will turn dark grey, or blue. At this stage, at about 12 years old, they become the breeding bulls.
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.