Typical Defassa
Typical Defassa

Average Mass:
155 kg (340 lb)

Average Shoulder Height:
119 cm (47")

Rowland Ward:
68.58 cm (27")

68 Points

Typical Defassa Spoor

Track: 57mm (2 1/4") x 32mm (1 3/4")

Typical Defassa Distribution

Distribution is Eastern Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The coat is long an shaggy and a bright foxy rufous colour, the white area before the eyes is extensive. A wide white band runs across the throat, the ears are long and pointed. Belly and inner legs paler, darker shading on croup, shoulder and neck. The rather short forelegs give it a thickset appearance.

Females are smaller with no horns.

Habitat is swamps, across which it swims with ease and which affords it protection.

It is entirely herbivorous and drinks regularly.