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Size: HB 177-235cm. T 33-40cm. SH 120-136cm. W 160-200kg (female), 200-300kg (male). Description: Variable in colour. Grey and rufous individuals in mixed groups. Male has long horns (50-99cm). Subspecies: K. e. ellipsiprymnus (SE Africa), rump crescent; K. e. defassa (NE, central and W Africa), white under tail. Food: Many grass species, including reeds and rushes. Behaviour: Both sexes remain for up to 8 years on same home range
Sedentary in savannahs, woodlands and mosaics close to permanent water.