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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Tragelaphus
Genus species:Tragelaphus angasi

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:1.4-2 m
Identification:The nyala is reddish brown in color. Males have horns and a white facial chevron.
Habitat:Dense lowland forests, thickets in savannas, near water
Diet:Herbivore: leaves, shoots, bark, fruit
Reproduction:Gestation lasts 8.5 months, with only one calf being born. Mating takes place one week after the calf's birth.
Although herds of nyala average 8-16 members, they can get up to 50 individuals.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1974-12 Subjects:Nyala
even-toed ungulate
Tragelaphus
Bovidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata