This photo was taken atÂ NANDANKANAN Zoological Park, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
- Tallest land animal with long neck naturally found in the African plains.
- Has only seven neck bones like other mammals including human beings.
- Both sexes have horns and individuals can be recognized by unique body markings.
- Average height of adult – 16 to 18 ft, weight – 850 Kgs to 1600 Kgs.
- Maturity after 4 years, Gestation period – 400 to 460 days.
- Has a prehensile toungue which is about 50 Cm. (20 inches) long.
- Can run upto 50 Kms per hour.
- Even toed ungulate completely herbivorous.
(source: display board)