They usually gather in groups of up to fifty females to one male or in smaller all male herds. They have a very shaggy coat and long hair on their cheeks and it’s really easy to tell the males and females apart as they look so different…the females are a golden brown colour and the males are brownish-black with only the males growing horns.
They love to paddle in shallow water 10-40cm deep. This is where they find their main source of food.
Nile lechwe are classed as endangered. They are at risk because of hunting, competition with cattle and habitat destruction.
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