Animal Age

How old does a Common tsessebe get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Common tsessebe reaches?

An adult Common tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus) usually gets as old as 18 years.

Common tsessebes are around 238 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 11 kg (24.25 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Damaliscus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.7 meter (5′ 7″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Common tsessebe gets as old as 18 years

The common tsessebe or sassaby (Damaliscus lunatus lunatus) is one of five subspecies of African antelope Damaliscus lunatus of the genus Damaliscus and subfamily Alcelaphinae in the family Bovidae. It is most closely related to the topi, korrigum, coastal topi and tiang (all subspecies of Damaliscus lunatus), and the bangweulu tsessebe and bontebok in the same genus. Tsessebe are found primarily in Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Eswatini (Swaziland), and South Africa. Tsessebe are the fastest antelope in Africa and can run at speeds over 90 km/h.

Animals of the same family as a Common tsessebe

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Common tsessebe

With an average age of 18 years, Common tsessebe are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Common tsessebe

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Common tsessebe

A fully grown Common tsessebe reaches around 133.5 kg (294.32 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Common tsessebe

Those animals grow as big as a Common tsessebe: