Nyala

Tragelaphus angasii

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Nyalas are found in herds of 2 to 30 individuals. They are not territorial, and they can cross paths with other herds. It’s common to see large groups come together near a good source of food or water.

Females can breed year around, but the peak of the breeding season usually occurs during the spring and autumn months. Males will court the females by doing postural displays. This would include the dorsal crest of the white hair on his chest to rise, head will be held high, and tail will rise. Although it is uncommon to see aggressive behavior from males, some violence can occur, even resulting in death. 

The alarm call of a nyala is a staccato sound, which can be compared to a dog bark.
 

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