Distribution: Black Lechwe – Restricted to north-eastern Zambia in and around the Bangweulu Swamps.
Kafue Lechwe – Restricted to the Kafue flats in south-western Zambia.
Red Lechwe – North-western Botswana, extreme north-eastern Namibia, south-eastern Angola, southern D.R.C., and into western Zambia.
Size: SH: 1.0m. W: 110kg.
Description: There are five subspecies of Lechwe: Black Lechwe, Upemba Lechwe, Kafue Lechwe, Red Lechwe and Nile Lechwe.
Three of which occur in Zambia. All three subspecies have backwards swept, forward curling horns.
The Black Lechwe is the smallest of the three subspecies and also the darkest of the three. Adult rams have dark brown to almost black coat.
The Kafue Lechwe has a brown – chestnut colour coat with dark to black patches on the shoulders and front side of the legs.
The Red Lechwe has a rich chestnut-red colour coat with black markings on the front side of the legs.
Sex Determination: Only the males have horns and they are a lot bigger than the females.
Black – 22”+
Kafue – 28”+
Red – 25”+
Shot Placement: Broadside – in the middle of the body straight-up with the front legs. Frontal – in the centre of the chest
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