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New in 2016 the Nyala!

By Vector & Ink Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Timbavati Wildlife Park is proud to introduce the Nyala in 2016. This African member of the antelope family is a native of Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. It has also been introduced to Botswana and Namibia through conservation and reserve efforts.

About The Nyala

The nyala is known for its brown color with white stripes on the sides and some white spotting. When they are born, the males and females are almost indistinguishable. It is believed that this protects the young males from the adult males who compete for dominance. Males compete through displays of dominance for mating rights, just like high school eh?

The ewe will mate when she is between 14 and 18 months. The gestation period is 220 days and they will give birth to between 1 and 2 calves.

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