The Topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela) is an East African antelope.
The Topi is tan-brown with a dark-purple patch on its forehead, nose, and upper limbs. It has high shoulders, long ears, a short tail, and long legs. Its small horns are ridged. It is an ungulate (hoofed).
When they sleep, they sit down and put their nose on the ground.
The Topi lives in grasslands because it is a grazer, eating grass. It moves constantly in search of grass.
The Topi can grow to one metre (42 inches) tall.
They socialize in herds of 2-10 individuals.
Female Topi have one baby, called a calf, after a pregnancy of about 8 months.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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