Lord Derby Eland
Lord Derby Eland

Average Mass:
725 kg (1590lb)

Average Shoulder Height:
170 cm (67")

Rowland Ward:
113.99 cm (44 7/8 ")

98 Points

Lord Derby Eland Spoor

Track: 114mm (4 1/2") x 95mm (3 3/4")

Lord Derby Eland Distribution

Formerly ranging from Gambia to south Sudan and north-western Uganda (Wilson & Reeder, 1993), the giant eland is now restricted to Cameroon, C.A.R., Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Sudan and former Zaire, being completely exterminated in Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, and probably extinct in Chad, Guinea, Togo, Uganda and Ghana as well (East, 1996). A first distribution map was obtained from Kingdon (1971-77), then updated using the more recent and accurate country maps in East (1988, 1990), as indicated by Dr. R. East ( 23 June ‘97 ).

Categorical-discrete (CD) distribution model

The species favours Isoberlinia woodlands, and is more rarely found in savanna grassland. Access to drinking water is essential (Stuart & Stuart, 1997; East, 1988, 1990)




Lord Derby Eland