Status: Near Threatened
Names: Common Lechwe
Description: They have the most colorful coats with yellowish-red coats, white undersides and dark-brown markings on the legs. 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 red lechwe or common lechwe is the most colourful coated lechwe. It can be found in wetlands across Zambia, Botswana, Namibia
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Ecology and Behaviour
Red 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 "Near Threatened" on the IUCN Red list.
Distribution and Habitat
They mainly live in the Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park with smaller herds being found in the Lukanga Swamps and Zambezi Floodplains. They can also be found in Botswana and Namibia.
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