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Taurotragus oryx
Eland at The Farm at Walnut Creek

The Eland is the largest living antelope. Both males and females have horns about 2 to 3-feet long with slight spirals that they use to help obtain food that is out of reach. Eland are remarkably fast with recorded speeds of 42 mph. These animals are also exceptional jumpers and can clear heights of up to five feet. Scent glands can be found behind an Eland’s hooves and are used for communication and to attract mates. When walking adult males produce a loud clicking noise that can be heard over a mile away. The sound may serve to warn younger males that a large dominant male is around. Eland are raised like cattle in the former Soviet Union because females produce excellent milk.

Physical Description
Height/Weight: 4.3-6 feet / 660-2,200 pounds Life Span: 8-10 years in the wild; 15 years in captivity
Habitat & Range
Found in the same savannas and plains of eastern & southern Africa.
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