Common Tsessebe

Damaliscus lunatus

Size: Up to 1.2m high
Habitat: Plains, grassland and open woodland
Feeding: Grass

The Common Tsessebe is a fast antelope which is very similar to the Topi.

It is mostly chestnut brown with darker patches on the thighs. The front of the face is black. Both sexes have horns.

As can be seen in the photo, the youngsters are paler in colour and do not develop their markings until they are a few months old.

It has a lifespan of 10 - 12 years.

This photo was taken in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.









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