Apart from the “giant Eland” found futrther north in Africa this is the largest antelope in the world. A big male can be 1,6 metres at the shoulders and weigh close to 1,000 kg.
Eland is the slowest antelope, capable of running with a peak speed of 40 km/h. They can however maintain half that speed for a very long time.
They may be slow runners but are very capable jumpers,able to jump up to 2.5 metres from a standing start.
Eland is a very dignified animal and I am always happy to see it.