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Meaning of "giant eland" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES GIANT ELAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Giant eland

The giant eland, also known as the Lord Derby eland, is an open-forest and savanna antelope. A species of the family Bovidae and genus Taurotragus, it was first described in 1847 by John Edward Gray. The giant eland is the largest species of antelope, with a body length ranging from 220–290 cm. There are two subspecies: T. d. derbianus and T. d. gigas. The giant eland is an herbivore, eating grasses, foliage and branches. They usually form small herds consisting of 15–25 members, both males and females. Giant elands are not territorial, and have large home ranges. They are naturally alert and wary, which makes them difficult to approach and observe. They can run at up to 70 km/h and use this speed as a defence against predators. Mating occurs throughout the year but peaks in the wet season. They mostly inhabit broad-leafed savannas, woodlands and glades. The giant eland is native to Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and South Sudan. It is no longer present in The Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE GIANT ELAND

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Synonyms and antonyms of giant eland in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «giant eland» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIANT ELAND

Find out the translation of giant eland to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

巨型大羚羊
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

eland gigante
570 millions of speakers

English

giant eland
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल इलैंड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إلاند العملاقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гигант канна
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Eland gigante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৈত্য Eland
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´élan géant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Eland gergasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Riesen Eland
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巨人エランド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거대한 롯데
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eland raseksa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

linh dương châu Phi khổng lồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாபெரும் தந்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राक्षस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dev eland
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eland gigante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

olbrzym Eland
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гігант канна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

eland gigant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιγαντιαίο είδος αντιλόπης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reuse elande
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

giant eland
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

giant eland
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of giant eland

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIANT ELAND»

The term «giant eland» is used very little and occupies the 176.430 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about giant eland

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIANT ELAND»

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Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Weight: 2,200 lb. (1,000 kg) Height: 57-73 in. (145-185 cm) Diet: Leaves and shoots Longevity: 23-26 years Habitat: Dry scrub bush Range: West-central Africa The giant eland is so named  ...
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001
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African Antelope Database 1998
However, the eastern giant eland's overall, long-term population trend is probably gradually downwards. Further development and maintenance of sustainable trophy hunting and improved protection and management of national parks in its ...
Rod East, 1999
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The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed ...
Tragelaphus derbianus, found west of the White Nile in the Northern Savanna, has longer, more massive horns (regularly i m and up to 1.2 m), because of which (and not greater body size) it is also called the giant eland (cf. giant sable).
Richard Estes, 1991
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The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures
For one thing, there was no long tuft of hair on the forehead, while from the lower corner of each eye ran an incomplete white stripe similar to, though smaller than, those found in the giant eland. The sides of the forehead were of a reddish ...
John Henry Patterson, 2005
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The Man-eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures
In Colonel Patterson's eland (which may well be designated T. oryxpatlersonianus) there is an incomplete white chevron similar to, although rather smaller than, the one found in the giant eland, while only a narrow stripe in the middle line of ...
John Henry Patterson, 1921
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Mammals of Africa
Tragelaphus derbianus GIANT ELAND (LORD DERBY's ELAND) Fr. Eland de Derby; Ger. Reisenelenantilope liragelapbus clerbianus (Gray, 1847). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 20: 286. Gambia,Western Africa. Tragelaphus ozyx COMMON ...
Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Thomas Butynski, 2013
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Collecting World Coins: Circulating Issues 1901 - Present
KM#10 5FRANCS Aluminum-Bronze Obv: Three giant eland Rev: Denomination Date Mintage F VF XF Unc BU 1958(a) 30,000,000 0.25 0.50 1.00 3.00 5.00 KM# 11 10 FRANCS Aluminum-Bronze Obv: Three giant eland left, date below Rev: ...
George S. Cuhaj, 2011
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Scribner's Magazine
With it I have shot some three hundred head of all kinds, including the following : Lion, hyena, elephant, rhinoceros (square-mouthed and hook-nosed), hippopotamus, zebras of two kinds, wart-hog, giraffe, giant eland, common eland, roan ...
Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Dashiell, 1916
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2014 Standard Catalog of World Coins - 1901-2000
Commemorative Obv: Three giant eland left, date above Rev: Denomination within wreath Edge: Reeded Mintage F VF 9,000,000 Date 1960(a) XF Unc BU 5.50 2.00 3.50 10.00 15.00 KM# 14 100 FRANCS 12.0000 g., Nickel, 25.5 mm.
George S. Cuhaj, 2013
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Elsevier's Dictionary of Mammals
Tatera q.v. Taurotragus Artiodactyla - Bovidae e Elands Elenantilopen f Élands Taurotragus derbianus Artiodactyla - Bovidae e Giant Eland; Lord Derby's Eland; Lord Derby's Giant Eland; Derby Eland d Riesenelen; Riesenelenantilope f Éland  ...
Murray Wrobel, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIANT ELAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term giant eland is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tuesday news briefing — June 23, 2015
Derbianus associates ČZU scientists who have focused on saving of one of the largest antelopes, the giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus), ... «Prague Post, Jun 15»
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Hunter learns terrible fate of animals he saved decades ago
They built a quarantine station in the capital of Bangui, and transferred the healthy herd of 16 giant eland there from the bush in two trips in a ... «New York Post, May 15»
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$8M Demand for Endangered Antelope Work
(CN) - A South African who captured 16 of the world's largest antelope - an endangered species called giant eland - says in court he is still ... «Courthouse News Service, May 15»
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S.F. Zoo's remaining chimps endanger accreditation
In 2007, three giant eland African antelope from the San Diego Wild Animal Park were moved to the zoo and put in a single indoor stall where ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 15»
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South African breeders buck the system
... import sought-after Zambian sable and giant eland from Cameroon, and could feasibly bring in Angolan giant sable without too much fanfare. «Mail & Guardian Online, Dec 14»
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Spruced-up Houston Zoo Wildlife Carousel shows off its new look …
Many of the exotic animals represented on the ride can be found in the zoo, such as the Okapi, bongo, babirusa and giant eland. In addition ... «CultureMap Houston, Oct 14»
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The 10 Best Horns In The Animal World: The Definitive List
Native to central Africa, the giant eland is the biggest antelope in the world. It makes this list not for that, or for its great skin-beard thing, but ... «Modern Farmer, Aug 14»
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Jumbo, the doctor will see you now
The South African sable, giant eland and Thompson's gazelles in residence during our visit were sequestered as much as possible from their ... «LA Observed, Feb 14»
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Lions in deep trouble
... elephant and even cheetah, wild dog and Western giant eland, Tragelaphus derbianus ssp. derbianus conservers. Government dedication to ... «The Earth Times, Jan 14»
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Inukshuk Production Company and Portland Q Center to Present …
Other San Diego directing credits include: Random Access Productions: Lord Derby's Giant Eland by Patricia Loughrey, 2005 Kennedy Center ... «Broadway World, Dec 13»

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