Kobus leche smithemani
Status: Not Evaluated
Description: They have a dark, blackish brown coat with a white underbelly. The coat is greasy and water-repellent. They have slightly smaller horns than the kafue lechwe. The horns are only found on males and are long, spiral and lyre-shaped.
The black lechwe can only be found on the bangweulu flats and like any other lechwe subspecies they are semi-aquatic. They are the darkest coloured lechwe.
Fun Facts !
Ecology and Behaviour
Lechwes enter water to feed on aquatic grasses, an abundant resource underutilized by most other herbivores, and graze the grasses that spring up as floodwaters recede.
It is listed as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN Red list.
Distribution and Habitat
It can only be found on the bangweulu flats in Zambia.
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