What Is an Eland?


It is an antelope common to South and East Africa. They roam in herds usually about 60 to 80 to a herd and they eat grasses, leaves and branches.
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Eland (Antelope)
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Genus: Taurotragus Species: Taurotragus oryx
The Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx) is a savannah and plain antelope found in East and Southern Africa. The Common Eland stands from two to almost three and a half metres at the shoulder and weighs 300 kilograms to a tonne... More »
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Eland is a type of Antelope. Both the Giant and Common Eland are found in Africa. In Africa some farmers raise the common eland for food like we raise cattle.
The Eland is a cowlike antelope. It is the world's largest antelope and is the animal most often illustrated in the early rock art of East Africa.
Elands are a type of large African antelopes (Taurotragus oryx or T. derbianus); light brown/grayish
(ē'lənd) n. , pl. , eland , also e·lands . Either of two large African antelopes (Taurotragus oryx or T. derbianus) having a light brown or grayish coat and spirally
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