Male and female are very different with male larger and darker in colour than red-rusty female and male has spiraled horns. Both have white stripes down body.
From north-eastern South Africa through Zimbabwe and Mozambique into Malawi
Males are not territorial but display dominance when associated with females. Groups are small and constantly changing. Males are often seen alone.
The only differences between ranges is in the vegetation choice when feeding and a very slight colour variation.
Occurs in areas of woodland with good cover and normally associated with water-courses.
Nyala are mixed feeders, browsing predominantly during dry times and grazing more grass during and after the rains. Fruit will also be eaten at times.
Birthing year round with seasonal peaks, the young resembles the females in colour and remains hidden for the first few weeks of its life.