Namibia :: Eland
The Common Eland (Taurotragus (Tragelaphus) oryx, also known as the Southern Eland) is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. The Common Eland is considered, alongside the ironically similarly-dimensioned Giant Eland, the largest species of "antelope", though in many respects the Elands are quite bovine.
Common Eland live on the open plains of Southern Africa and along the foothills of the great South African plateau. They eat grass, branches and leaves and are diurnal but tend to be inactive during the heat of day. Herds usually have 30 to 80 individuals, but are known to exceed 400. The Common Eland has an unusual social life, leaving or joining herds as necessary without forming close ties.
The size and power of the bull Eland generally (but not always) discourages predators, but females are thought to be more vulnerable to attack. Known Eland predators include lions, Spotted Hyenas, African Wild Dogs and, rarely, leopards.