Adult males have spiral horns, are dark grey, with a distinctive crest along their back and mane from their chin to the chest. Juvenile males and females are reddish-brown with vertical white stripe on their sides.
Nyala prefer savannah woodlands and thickets which provide cover and protection as well as shots, leaves, flowers, and fruit to feed on.
Nyala have disappeared from large parts of their former range due to loss of habitat, disease, and hunting but the population is now stable.
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