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Kobus leche (lechwe; red lechwe)

Wikipedia Abstract

The lechwe (Kobus leche), or southern lechwe, is an antelope found in wetlands of south central Africa.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 14.18
EDGE Score: 2.72


Adult Weight [1]  209.00 lbs (94.80 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  11.24 lbs (5.10 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 5 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 10 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  7 months 19 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  25 years
Weaning [1]  4 months 17 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Okavango Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Floodplain Rivers and Wetland Complexes    
Upper Zambezi Floodplains Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Floodplain Rivers and Wetland Complexes    
Western Zambezian grasslands Angola, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian flooded grasslands Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kameia National Park II 3570673 Moxico, Angola      
Luiana Partial Reserve 2075685 Cuando-Cubango, Angola      
Mamili National Park II 83904 Namibia  
Moremi Game Reserve IV 1214686 Botswana  
Okavango Delta System Wetland of International Importance 13683213 North-West, Botswana  
Vallee de la Lufira Biosphere Reserve 36324 Democratic Republic of the Congo  


Parasitized by 
Bilatorchis papillogenitalis <Unverified Name>[3]
Bunostomum cobi <Unverified Name>[3]
Calicophoron microbothrium <Unverified Name>[3]
Calicophoron raja <Unverified Name>[3]
Calicophoron sukumum <Unverified Name>[3]
Carmyerius exoporus <Unverified Name>[3]
Carmyerius mancupatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Carmyerius spatiosus <Unverified Name>[3]
Ceylonocotyle papillogenitalis <Unverified Name>[3]
Choerocotyloides onotragi <Unverified Name>[3]
Cooperia curticei <Unverified Name>[3]
Cotylophoron cotylophorum <Unverified Name>[3]
Dermatophilus congolensis[4]
Dictyocaulus filaria[3]
Dictyocaulus viviparus[3]
Explanatum explanatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Gastrothylax crumenifer <Unverified Name>[3]
Gigantocotyle explanatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Gigantocotyle formosana <Unverified Name>[3]
Gigantocotyle lerouxi <Unverified Name>[3]
Gigantocotyle symmeri <Unverified Name>[3]
Haemonchus bedfordi[3]
Haemonchus contortus (red stomach worm)[3]
Homalogaster paloniae <Unverified Name>[3]
Oesophagostomum lechwei <Unverified Name>[3]
Schistosoma leiperi <Unverified Name>[3]
Schistosoma margrebowiei <Unverified Name>[3]
Schistosoma mattheei <Unverified Name>[3]
Schistosoma spindale <Unverified Name>[3]
Setaria bicoronata <Unverified Name>[3]
Setaria boulengeri <Unverified Name>[3]
Setaria hornbyi <Unverified Name>[3]
Stephanopharynx compactus <Unverified Name>[3]
Taenia crocutae <Unverified Name>[3]
Thelazia rhodesi <Unverified Name>[3]
Trichostrongylus colubriformis[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africa Alive!kafuensis
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)leche
African Safarileche
Attica Zoological Park S.A.kafuensis
Badoca Safari Park
Blair Drummond Safari Parkkafuensis
Center for Conserv. of Trop. Ungulatesleche
Dept. of National Zoological Gardensleche
Flamingo Land LTDkafuensis
Fota Wildlife Parkkafuensis
Giza Zoological Gardenleche
Guadalajara Zooleche
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zookafuensis
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Airesleche
Johannesburg Zoological Gardensleche
Knowsley Safari Parkkafuensis
Kolmardens Djurpark AB
Le Pal, Parc Animalierkafuensis
Lion Country Safari Inc - Florida
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zooleche
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)kafuensis
North of England Zoological Societykafuensis
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFTkafuensis
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernasleche
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Paignton Zoo Environmental Parkkafuensis
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc Zoologique d'Amiens
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Planete Sauvage
Port Lympne Wild Animal Parkleche
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Safari de Peaugres
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
San Diego Wild Animal Parkleche
Silesian Zoological Garden
Singapore Zoological Gardenskafuensis
STB Kanta - Friguia Zooleche
Thoiry Zoological Park
Trotter's World of Animalskafuensis
Usti nad Labem Zookafuensis
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Wildlife World Zooleche
Yorkshire Wildlife Parkkafuensis
Zivalski vrt Ljubljanakafuensis
Zoo de la Bourbansais
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.kafuensis
Zoo Melakakafuensis
Zoo Negara Malaysialeche
Zoo Parc de Beauvalkafuensis
Zoo Safari Swierkocin
Zoological Garden Praguekafuensis
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesnakafuensis
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzenkafuensis

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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