Massive ox like creature usually found in large herds of females, young and immature
males. Older males live solitary or with other older males visiting breeding females
when required. Possibly second most dangerous large animal in Africa. Males develop
huge swelling to base of horns.
Forest Buffalo only found in the deep forests of the Congo. Much more sandy and smaller
in size than the Cape buffalo.
This with the Lord Derby Eland found in Kenya is Africa’s largest antelope standing
1.5 to 1.7m at the shoulder they have been known to jump a 2m fence. Fawn in colour
with a dark face and straight slightly spiraled horns. Lord Derby eland has stripes
on its flanks and is more reddish.
Lord Derby Eland. Less black on face and more red in colour with body stripes.
Large antelope with large very spiraled horns males darker than females are tawny
grey with stripes on flanks, females more sandy coloured with lighter stripes. White
chevron markings on face between eyes along with (in some specimens) some small spots,
Fringed dewlap in adult male. Neck more grey than rest of body.
Very similar to Kudu but slightly smaller and more purplish in colour. No fringe
to the dewlap is present as in Kudu and there are two large whitish spots on the
neck one at the top and the other below its joint with the head females are very
similar to kudu females. Mainly found in East Africa (Kenya) but does occur in some
southern game reserves.
Looks very like a scruffy
Kudu with a long fringe of hairs from the back of its head to its rumps on top and
similar underneath from chin to rear legs. Horns in males only are less spiraled
than Kudu and generally have a
yellow tip to the ends.
Females are similar to Kudu but have a dark stripe between the nose and forehead.