Tragelaphus angasi (left: male; right: female)

The Nyala lives in dense forests of Southern Africa. It either lives alone or in small family groups of up to 10 individuals, and it always stays close to water. They eat fruits, seed pods, flowers, and tender leaves, occasionally also taking tender bark.

The name “Nyala” comes from Swahili.

Both pictures above were taken at the Zoo of Berlin, Germany, in August 2010.

Genus Tragelaphus
Subfamily Bovinae
Family Bovidae
Order Artiodactyla
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth