Kudu

Scientific Name: greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), lesser kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis) Size: 55 inches (greater kudu) Weight: 565 pounds (greater kudu) Lifespan: 7 to 8 years in the wild and up to 23 years in captivity Habitat: Dense bush or forest Diet: Herbivorous Gestation: Up to 9 months (greater kudu) Predators: leopards, hunting dogs, spotted hyenas, […]

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Kob

Scientific Name: Kobus kob Size: 40 to 45 inches at the shoulder Weight: 140 to 200 pounds Lifespan: 20 years Habitat: Low-lying flats or gently rolling country Diet: Herbivorous/grazers Gestation: 8 months Predators: Large carnivores

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Hyrax

Scientific Name: Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), yellow-spotted hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei), tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) Size: 12 inches at the shoulder Weight: 5 to 9 pounds Lifespan: 12 years Habitat: Dry savanna to dense rain forest Diet: Herbivorous Gestation: 7 months Predators: Leopard, pythons, large birds, servals, civets

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Hyena

Scientific Name: Crocuta crocuta (spotted hyena) Size: 28 to 35 inches tall Weight: 90 to 190 pounds Lifespan: 25 years in captivity Habitat: Savannas, grasslands, woodlands, forest edges, subdeserts and mountains to 13,000 feet Diet: Carnivorous Gestation: 90 to110 days Predators: Humans

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Hartebeest

Scientific Name: Alcelaphus buselaphus Size: 48 inches at the shoulder Weight: 165 to 350 pounds Lifespan: 12 to 15 years Habitat: Open plains Diet: Herbivorous/grazer Gestation: 8 months Predators: Cheetahs, jackals, lions, hyenas, leopards,hunting dogs, humans

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Grevy’s Zebra

Scientific Name: Equus grevyi Size: 50 to 60 inches (127 to 152 cm) at the shoulder Weight: 770 to 990 pounds (349 to 449 kg) Lifespan: 20 years Habitat: Grasslands and savannas Diet: Herbivorous Gestation: 13 months Predators: Lions, cheetahs, hyenas, hunting dogs, leopards; habitat destruction and poaching

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Grant’s Gazelle

Scientific Name: Gazella granti Size: 30 to 36 inches at the shoulder Weight: 100 to 145 pounds Lifespan: 12 years Habitat: Open grass plains Diet: Herbivorous/browsers/grazer Gestation: 7 months Predators: Humans, all major predators

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Dwarf Mongoose

Scientific Name: Helogale parvula Size: 8 to 12 inches long Weight: 1 pound Lifespan: 8 years Habitat: Forest and semi-arid areas Diet: Carnivorous Gestation: 50 to 54 days Predators: Birds of prey, snakes

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Duiker

Scientific Name: Blue duiker (Cephalophus monticla); yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor); bush duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) Size: 24 inches (bush duiker) Weight: 40 to 45 pounds (bush duiker) Lifespan: 12 years Habitat: Forest and bush Diet: Fruit, leaves, seeds, flowers and foliage Gestation: 5 to 7 months Predators: Humans, eagles, lions, leopards, among many others

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Dikdik

Scientific Name: Madoqua kirkii Size: 14 to 16 inches at the shoulder Weight: 10 to 12 pounds Lifespan: 3 to 4 years, 10 years in captivity Habitat: Dense forest to open plains Diet: Herbivorous Gestation: 6 months Predators: Humans, many small carnivores

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Chimpanzee

Scientific Name: Pan troglodytes Size: 3 to 41/2 feet tall standing bipedal Weight: 55 to 110 pounds Lifespan: 50 years Habitat: Forest Diet: Omnivorous forager Gestation: 8 months Predators: Humans, leopards

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Rhinoceros

Scientific Name: Black (Diceros bicornis), white (Ceratotherium simum) Size: About 60 inches at the shoulder Weight: 1 to 11/2 tons (black rhino), over 2 tons (white rhino) Lifespan: 35 to 40 years Habitat: Grassland and open savannas Diet: Vegetarian Gestation: 16 months Predators: Humans

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Elephant

Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana Size: Up to 11 feet Weight: 31/2 – 61/2 tons (7,000 13,200 lb) Lifespan: 60 to 70 years Habitat: Dense forest to open plains Diet: Herbivorous Gestation: About 22 months Predators: Humans

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Topi

Scientific Name: Damaliscus lunatus Size: 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet Weight: 200 to 300 pounds Lifespan: 15 years Habitat: Flood plains Diet: Grazers Gestation: 8 months Predators: Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, hunting dogs

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Sitatunga

Scientific Name: Aepyceros melampus Size: 28 to 36 inches tall Weight: 100 to 135 pounds Lifespan: 12 years Habitat: Savanna and light woodland Diet: Grazer/browser Gestation: Between 6 and 7 months Predators: Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, hunting dogs

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Impala

Scientific Name: Aepyceros melampus Size: 28 to 36 inches tall Weight: 100 to 135 pounds Lifespan: 12 years Habitat: Savanna and light woodland Diet: Grazer/browser Gestation: Between 6 and 7 months Predators: Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, hunting dogs

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