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Eland, Cape/Livingstone, Patterson's

Scientific Name: Taurotragus oryx livingstonei
Subspecies: SCI lists Cape Eland as Tragelaphus oryx with three subspecies, which means that SCI counts the Cape Eland with the spiral horned antelopes. We have chosen to list Cape Eland under it's scientific name Taurotragus with two subspecies: Livingstone's Eland (Taurotragus oryz livingstonei) East African Eland (Taurotragus o. pattersonianus)

Distribution: Livingstone's Eland: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. East African Eland: Tanzania og Uganda.

Habitat: Woodland (fx. mopane) and forested savannas.

Description: Large antelope with a shoulderheight of up to 165 cm and a weight of 500 - 900 kg (the weight varies enormously from area to area). General colour fawn or tawny, turning to greyish or bluish grey with age. Sides of body uniform or lightly striped, like the other spiralhorned antelopes. The horns are large and massive, slightly diverging and lying backwards in line with the profile of the face, with a close screw-like spiral in the basal half.

Hunting method: Pursch or tracking with trackers.

Hunting available in: South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania.

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