Body masses of ungulates in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Zululand, South Africa

Body mass is one of the most important aspects of any animal.

In this Post, I reiterate the data presented in two relatively obscure publications, and I illustrate the forms. The data are averages, usually with fairly large sample sizes.

The location is Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Zululand.

Hitchins, P M (1968) Liveweights of some mammals from Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Zululand. The Lammergeyer 9: 42.

Hitchins, P M (1966) Body weights and dressed carcass yields of impala and wildebeest in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Lammergeyer 6: 20-23.

Diceros bicornis minor male 856 kg, female 888 kg
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/40824683 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19105373
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/82066670

Equus quagga burchellii male 276 kg, female 281 kg
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104583381 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130603363
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/85452981 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130602926

Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii male 77 kg, female 52 kg
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/98087662 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102666845 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/141483629 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104349038 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91514047
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10018514 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/119905107 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130595899 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37410786 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136724297

Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus male - , female 189 kg
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69418009
male and female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68999665
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39324407 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38624293

Aepyceros melampus melampus male 60.5 kg in one study, 61.5 kg in the other, female 45.5 kg
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/140846210 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20180821 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/123794246
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50045449 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37379613

Connochaetes taurinus taurinus male 237 kg in one study, 239 kg in the other, female 190.5 kg in one study, 190 kg in the other
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130256799 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103688111 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90358161
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35617514
female and infant https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/50387358

Tragelaphus sylvaticus sylvaticus male 45.5 kg (n=1), female 33 kg (n=2)
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/98725063 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69303658 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10279527
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/118161742 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130262963 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/117769055 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/106752879

Nyala angasii male 105 kg, female 63 kg
male and female https://mywildlifesa.com/animal-facts-nyala/
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136755229

Syncerus caffer caffer male 667 kg, female -
male https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104574552 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130520333 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130517565
female https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103688051
female and infant https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130522214

Posted on Νοέμβριος 12, 2022 0945 ΜΜ by milewski milewski

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Stainthorpe, H L (1972) Observations on captive eland in the Loteni Nature Reserve. The Lammergeyer 15: 27-38.

The only specimen weighed in this study was an adult male individual with body mass 391 kg.

Meinertzhagen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Meinertzhagen#Discoveries) cited average-size adult males as weighing 729-945 kg.

Body mass in captive adult males in Ukraine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Askania-Nova#Flora_and_fauna) averaged 700 kg.

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