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)