EAST AFRICAN ELAND (PATTERSON’S ELAND)
Taurotragus oryx pattersonianus
Distribution: Southeastern Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, southwestern and northeastern Uganda, southern and western Kenya, and Tanzania.
Description: Somewhat darker and more rufus than the Cape and Livingstone elands, with the females more brightly colored. The white body stripes are plainly visible. There is a dark band on the backs of the forelegs above the knees, and the backs of the pasterns are brownish black. The white face markings disappear in older bulls as the narrow frontal tuft grows into a broad, long-haired bush. East African eland usually have smaller horns than Cape or Livingstone elands.
CITES: Not listed.