Lord Derby Eland is a species of large antelope found in the savannas and woodlands of central and southeastern Africa. They are known for their massive size, distinctive horns, and striking appearance, and they are prized by hunters for their beauty and rarity. Lord Derby Elands feed on grasses and other vegetation in their habitats, and they are active both day and night. They are a challenging target for hunters, due to their elusive nature and the often dense habitats of their environments.
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The Lord Derby Eland, also known as the Giant Eland, is the largest species of antelope in the world. It's scientifically referred to as Tragelaphus derbianus gigas and is named in honor of the 13th Earl of Derby.
Apart from its impressive size, the Lord Derby Eland has more prominent spiral horns, a slightly different coloration, and more pronounced white stripes on its body compared to its close relative, the common eland.
This magnificent creature primarily inhabits the woodlands, savannas, and grasslands of Central and West Africa, especially in countries like Cameroon and the Central African Republic.
The species is named after Edward Smith-Stanley, the 13th Earl of Derby, who was an avid collector of exotic species and had a significant collection in his Knowsley Hall menagerie.
Being primarily browsers, their diet consists of foliage from shrubs, trees, herbs, fruits, and flowers. They can also graze on grasses occasionally.
Typically, they form herds ranging from a few individuals to up to 50 members. Mature males, however, tend to be more solitary or form small bachelor groups.
Yes. Due to habitat loss, hunting, and other anthropogenic factors, their numbers have declined, and they are currently classified as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List.
Given the animal's size, a medium to high caliber rifle is generally advised to ensure a humane and efficient harvest.
In their natural habitat, Lord Derby Elands can live for up to 20 years, though those in managed reserves or captivity may live slightly longer.
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