The Sitatunga is a marsh-loving antelope, sometimes called a
Marshbuck, native to central Africa including
Ghana/Cameroon and Congo through to Kenya/Tanzania/Zambia.
Shown is the female which has a chestnut coat with white
stripes. Females live in herds with young, which have a
redder coat. Males are solitary, much larger and with
darker, greyer coats.
Males also have horns. Male, female and young all
look similar to the related Nyala. The Sitatunga has
splayed, cloven hooves which help its marshy lifestyle. In
addition to living in swamps, they have been recorded as
fleeing predators by submerging in water with only their
nostrils above water. Shown is the T. s. gratus subspecies called the Forest
They don't call us SITatunga for nothing. The Sitatunga is
threatened by hunting and habitat loss.