Nile lechwe live in large, loose herds numbering anywhere from 50 to 500 individuals. This species is not well studied due to the civil unrest in the area. Adult males will mark the shaggy “beard” running down their neck with urine to declare their status to other males and females. Nile lechwe produce croaking and snorting vocalizations. Females make calls directed just to their calf, and the calf has a special call they use to respond.
- Nile lechwe are one of the most aquatic antelope species and are capable swimmers in deep water
- Nile lechwe have long, slender hooves that aid in movement through their swampy, muddy habitat