Kruger Park Mammals - Common Eland
The Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx), sometimes called Impofu, is the largest antelope species in the Kruger and can weigh up to 1 ton and live a life of up to 20 years.
Where To Find Eland in the Kruger National Park.
Kruger National Park Eland Distribution Map
The Eland is one of the rare antelope species that occur in the Kruger National Park, but they are becoming increasingly more common ever since the Transfrontier park was created which allowed many Eland to move in from the Zimbabwe section of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The Eland can be found from Mopani upwards, but are more common in the Pafuri Gate area. There is a small population that occurs in the Pretoriuskop area as well.
More Information On Kruger's Eland
The Eland in the Kruger have been recorded in herds of 2 - 50 individuals, with the bigger herds found up north. Their only real predator is the African Lion, due to their size, but younger animals do get preyed on by Hyaena and Leopard. Eland are very adaptable animals and do not require water for long periods of time, you can often hear a clicking noise (Which comes from the knee joint) when Eland walk. They are mainly nocturnal but can be seen during the daylight hours.
Kruger Park Eland Gallery
There are currently no photo's of the Kruger's Eland.