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Eland

elandElands are the largest antelope in the world and are found throughout South Africa. They weigh between 1000 to 2000 pounds and stand five to six feet tall at the shoulder. Although they are extremely large animals, Elands can still jump almost six feet in the air most times jumping over other members of the herd to avoid predators. Elands have spiraled horns measuring up to four feet long.

They prefer to live in herds of 25 to 75 members and eat grass, leaves and fruit. Elands are known for making a “clicking” noise when they walk which is thought to be their split toes hitting together. Africans say they can often hear a heard of elands coming miles away before they ever see them.