Red lechwe can be found in seasonal wetlands bordering swamps and rivers in central Africa, they eat grasses and water plants. They have a life span of 15 years.
Want To Know More
- Young lechwe are called lambs, with adult males are called rams and females ewes.
- Their hind legs are longer and more powerful than the front legs, helping them to make huge leaps through the watery or marshy terrain. They have widely splayed hooves so as not to sink into the mud.
Come and meet the family!
We’re home to over 900 animals, including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, the only giraffe in Kent, tigers, lions, leopards, bears and so much more!Buy your tickets