Extinct in Malawi, this gnu still ranges in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe (East, 1996; Wilson & Reeder, 1993) with its southernmost limit along the Orange River (Estes, 1991). Its distribution map was obtained from Estes (1991), then refined using detailed country maps in East (1988, 1989) as indicated by Dr. R. East ( 23 June '97 ) (Fig. 8.6.4.a).
Categorical-discrete (CD) distribution model
Found mainly in short-grass savanna; the species is also found in open woodland and bushland. Water bound (Lynch, 1983; East, 1988, 1989; Hirst, 1975; Kingdon, 1997; Van der Walt, 1986; Ben-Shahar, 1995; Stuart & Stuart, 1997; Mills & Hes, 1997).