Sitatunga Antelope have a coat which is dark brown in males and reddish brown in females. Both sexes, of the Sitatunga Antelope, have white stripes and spots as well as white splotches on their faces. Males have a mane as well as horns, which are twisted and can reach almost a yard in length.
The Sitatunga antelope lives in papyrus swamps and are very good swimmers. They take to the water to escape predators lying submerged with only their nostrils above the surface. Their hooves are long and pointed which helps them deal with their swampy habitat.
Sitatunga are most active at dawn and dusk. Only males have horns, which can reach up to 3 feet in length.
Other Sitatunga Antelope facts
Habitat: Central Africa. Longevity: Up to 19 years in captivity. Gestation: 7 1/2 months
Herbivorous – bark, grasses, and leaves.
Sitatunga have a water-proof coat which is dark brown in males and reddish brown in females.