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.
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- 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.