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Nyala

Afrikaans name: Njala

A male Nyala

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Nyala angasii

Interesting facts about Nyala

Both male and female Nyala are amongst the most beautiful of antelope. The male is handsome in his shaggy chocolate brown coat while the female is a rich brown colour with white stripes and spots.

Only male Nyala have horns.

Nyala can be quite shy. They prefer areas of thick bush.

Their diet consists of leaves, fruit and other foliage.

Nyalas are often seen in small herds. Males tend to be alone or in small groups.

Two young Nyalas playing

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Above - Two young Nyalas get playful in the camp at iMfolozi Game Reserve

Below - a male Nyala at Tala Game Reserve A male Nyala at Tala Game Reserve

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Male Nyala

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Above - Nyala - male

Below - Kudu - male

Male Kudu

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Female Nyala

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Above - Nyala - female

Below - Kudu - female

Female Kudu

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References

Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar et al. - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 135

Mammals of the Kruger and other National Parks - Author: The National Parks Board - Year Published: 1980 - Page: 138

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 416

List of South African Mammals

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