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Nyala

Tragelaphus angasii

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KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago
Nyala (juvenile male)
Tragelaphus angasii Nyala


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3 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

You are welcome! He is at that awkward in-between stage!

Golden Jackal
Golden Jackal 11 years ago

Thank you Karen, I though it looked like a Nyala. The fur length threw me off a bit.

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

The young male nyalas look exactly like females until they almost reach full growth when they start to develop their adult coat (like this juvenile male). Nyala males are extremely aggressive towards each other & will kill another male attempting to take over a harem. It is thought that by resembling the females, young males have some protection against attack from adult males.

Golden Jackal
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Golden Jackal

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Nov 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 27, 2011

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