Resource 4: Kafue Lechwe

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The Kafue lechwe is an antelope [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] found in the the Kafue Flats of Zambia.

Lechwe stand 90 to 100 cm at the shoulder and weigh from 70 to 120 kg. They are golden brown with a white belly and black legs. Males are darker in colour. The long spiral horns are found only in males. The hind legs are longer in proportion than in other antelopes, to ease long-distance running in marshy soil.

Lechwe are found in marshy areas where they eat aquatic plants. They use the knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered in a water repelling substance allowing them to run quite fast in knee-deep water.

Lechwe are diurnal (awake in daytime). They gather in herds which can include many thousands of individuals. Herds are usually all of one sex but during mating season they mix. The herds on the Bangweulu swamps (‘black lechwe’) are noticeably darker than those found elsewhere (‘red lechwe’).

Adapted from: Wikipedia, Website

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