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Kafue Flats Lechwe

(Kobus leche kafuensis)

Kafue Flats lechwe can be found in seasonal wetlands bordering swamps and rivers in Zambia, they eat grasses and water plants.  Their hind legs are longer and more powerful than the front legs, helping them to make huge leaps through the watery or marshy terrain. They have widely splayed hooves so as not to sink into the mud.

Gestation period:

210 – 240 days

Threats to species:

Lechwe are threatened by farming, hunting, change in water systems (dams), invasive species and diseases and climate change (drought).

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