COMMON NAME (SCIENTIFIC NAME)Tragelaphus oryx
DIETGrasses, leaves, shrubs, fruits, tubers, and herbs
HABITATSemi-arid areas including grasslands, woodlands, & savannas
Southern Africa in Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grasses, leaves, shrubs, fruits, tubers, and herbs
We are the world’s largest species of antelope and can leap over 6 feet in the air from a standing start! While walking, we make a castanet-like clicking sound because tendons or joints in our forelegs make a sharp click when we walk.