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South Central Africa

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."

HABITATSwamps and riverbanks
DIETWater plants and grasses
LIFE Expectancy10 years

Fun Fact
A giraffe’s tongue is long enough that it can lick its ears.
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