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.
Sitatunga Coloring Page