What is another word for lechwe?

3 synonyms found


[ lˈɛt͡ʃwɪ], [ lˈɛt‍ʃwɪ], [ l_ˈɛ_tʃ_w_ɪ]

Lechwe is a type of antelope found in southern Africa. It is also known by other names such as puku, red lechwe, and Southern lechwe. The puku is a similar species found in Zambia and the Congo, while the red lechwe is a variation found in Botswana. The Southern lechwe, found in Angola, Namibia, and Zambia, is the largest and most colorful out of the three. Though they each have slightly different physical characteristics, they are all known for their ability to wade through wetlands and their impressive jumping abilities. Regardless of their names or locations, lechwe remain a coveted sight on any African safari.

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The lechwe, sometimes referred to as the Rifle deer, is a small antelope found in East Africa. With its short legs and large body, the lechwe is best suited for living in dense bush or grasslands. The animal typically weighs between 45 and 55 kg and is around 2 m long. Males are typically slightly larger than females. The lechwe has a short head and a slender body. The male has a larger, more pronounced skull and a more brightly coloured coat than the female. The lechwe is aplenty endangered with populations declining rapidly.

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