Damaliscus lunatus

Animals that start with t: topi

Topi

The Topi (Damaliscus lunatus) is a medium-sized antelope discovered in southerly Sudan and in Tanzania’s Serengeti National forest.

It inhabits flat lowlands, flooding levels, and also periodically in open savannas and woodlands. They are the swiftest of the ungulates. They have a lifetime of approximately 15 years.

Topis are gregarious ungulates known for their shiny reddish-brown to purplish-red coat mark with bold patterns of black spots. They have lengthened heads, black face masks; both sexes have thick, deeply-ringed strong, lyre-shaped horns, and yellowish-tan legs.

Adults measure between 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet tall and also consider about 200 to 300 pounds. Like various other ruminants, they feed largely on yard, yet stay clear of chewing both fully grown fallen leaves and extremely young shoots.

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