Central Southern Africa
herbs – shrubs – aquatic plants
200 gg. 1 puppy for childbirth
The Southern Lechwe is a sturdy Antelope that lives in large numbers in the flooded plains of Southern Africa. It has strong ties to marshy areas that are seasonally flooded, it lives in large herds that follow the rain and the water level. The Southern Lechwe’s mantle is yellowish-red apart from the chin, neck and abdomen that are white. The front part of the limbs is black.
The male has long, thin horns curved backwards and up in the shape of a lyre.
Its hooves are shaped in a way that prevents it from sliding on the muddy and flooded ground. It gives birth to one calf at a time after a gestation of 7-8 months.