Sitatunga Tragelaphus spekii

Sitatunga female
Sitatunga male
The Sitatunga is a marsh-loving antelope, sometimes called a Marshbuck, native to central Africa including Ghana/Cameroon and Congo through to Kenya/Tanzania/Zambia.
Sitatunga
Sitatunga female
Sitatunga
Shown above is the female which has a chestnut coat with white stripes. Females live in herds with young, which have a redder coat.
Sitatunga male
Sitatunga male
Sitatunga
Adult males are solitary, much larger and with darker, greyer/browner coats (above). Males also have horns. Male, female and young all look similar to the related Nyala.
Sitatunga
Sitatunga
Sitatunga
Shown above are young males with small horns, red coats and still in the herd with females. When their adult darker coat develops, they will leave the herd.
Sitatunga
Sitatunga
West African Sitatunga
The Sitatunga has splayed, cloven hooves which help its marshy lifestyle. In addition to living in swamps, they have been recorded as fleeing predators by submerging in water with only their nostrils above water. Shown is the T. s. gratus subspecies called the Forest or Western Sitatunga.
Sitatunga
Sitatunga
Sitatunga
They don't call us SITatunga for nothing. The Sitatunga is threatened by hunting and habitat loss.