Mountain nyala

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Mountain nyala

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Bovinae
Species : Tragelaphus buxtoni

 

Keywords: brown , white , stripe , horn

The Mountain nyala is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Ethiopia

Facts about the mountain nyala

mountain nyala is first documented: placed on endangered list in 1984 The cotton-topped tamarin is placed on the endangered list

Mountain nyalas are abundant in the juniper-hagenia forest at the park headquarters at Dinsho.

Mountain nyalas are fond of thick riverine bush and graze all through the day and night.

Natural History: The social system of the mountain nyala is loose, with a single female and her young forming the most stable unit.

The mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) is found in the various mountainous areas to the east of the Rift Valley such as the Bale National Park and the Kuni-Muktar sanctuary.

The mountain nyala is endemic to Ethiopia.

The mountain nyala is only found in Ethiopia above 7,000 feet, the highest in elevation of any antelope except, perhaps, two species of duiker: Abbot's has been found on Mt.

Habitat: The mountain nyala is found in highland forest and heathland, between 3000 - 4200 m (9800 - 13,800'). (Full text)

The mountain nyala is endemic to Ethiopia and is limited in its distribution to Ethiopia's Bale and Arussi provinces. (Full text)

Description</h2><P>Mountain Nyalas are quite large, with a strong and sturdy build. (Full text)

This range as well as fossil evidence suggests that the modern Mountain Nyala is a relict of a species that used to occur much more widely 2 to 3 million years ago. (Full text)

The mountain nyala is placed in the subgenus Tragelaphus [De Blainville, 1816] (Nowak, 1991). (Full text)

His only missing spiral-horned antelope, the mountain nyala, is scheduled for later this year. (Full text)

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