Habitat: Thickly vegetated, muddy swamps, and marshes
Length: 45-50” at the shoulder
Weight: 100-200 lbs
Average Lifespan: 19 years
Gestation Period: 7 1/2 Months
Number of Young: 1
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Distinguished by its long, splayed hooves. These hooves make the sitatunga clumsy and vulnerable on firm terrain, but well adapted for walking through muddy, vegetated swamplands.
- Sitatunga are also known as marshbucks.
- Situtunga have a water-proof coat which is dark brown in males and reddish brown in females. Both sexes have white stripes and spots as well as white splotches on their faces.