Nyala

Description

Medium-size antelope with vertical, white body stripes and a white band across base of neck. Pronounced difference between females and adult males. Males grow horns, turn gray with tan legs, develop manes along upper and lower neck, back, and belly. Fluff manes and bushy tail when excited. Females smaller, hornless, and stay bright, orangey chestnut like the young. Male horns open spiral. Moderate length 21 in. up to 32 7/8 along keel. Male weight 195 to 285 lbs.; female 121 to 150 lbs.

Breeding Season

Breed any time, but conceptions peak spring and fall.

Gestation & Young Per Birth

7 1/4 mo.; 1 young.

Fencing

8 ft. when not excited. Jump vertical obstacles well, so make working pens higher.