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Eland - Characteristics, Adaptation, Domestication And Conservation


Eland (Taurotragus oryx) are the largest African antelopes, weighing up to a 2,205 lb (1,000 kg) and standing 6.6 ft (2 m) at the shoulder. They belong to the family Bovidae in the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed hoofed mammals. Eland belong to the tribe Tragelaphini, a closely-related group of spiral-horned antelopes, whose members are not territorial. Both sexes posses long horns, and females are slightly smaller than males.

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