Nile Lechwe

Nile lechwe are well adapted to their wet environment. They have long splayed hooves for walking in mud, and can run quickly through water but tend to be slow on dry land.

The word "lechwe" comes from the Bantu language and means "antelope."

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Swamps and riverbanks

Diet

Water plants and grasses

Location

South Central Africa