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A rough-coated grazing antelope with pointed hooves and long horns, found in swampy grassland in southern Africa and Sudan.
- ‘A major threat to lechwe is the building of hydroelectric dams which eliminates their seasonal floodplain habitat.’
- ‘A century ago, the lechwe population may have numbered half a million, but it has been dropping ever since then.’
- ‘Kafue lechwe are happiest standing in up to 50 cm depth of water, only coming out to rest or calve.’
- ‘The lechwe reaches almost six feet long, about 42 inches at the shoulder, and weighs up to 270 pounds.’
- ‘A group of red lechwe jumping and scattering in different directions can quickly confuse a lion.’
Mid 19th century: from Setswana.
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