Eland

Eland

About Eland

The common eland (Taurotragus oryx), 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. It was first described by Peter Simon Pallas in 1766. An adult male is around 1.6_metres (5_ft) tall at the shoulder (females are 20_centimetres (7.9_in) shorter) and weighs an average of 500_600_kilograms (1,100_1,300_lb, 340_445_kilograms (750_980_lb) for females). It is the second largest antelope in the world, being slightly smaller on average than the giant eland.

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