90 to 147 kilograms (198 to 324 pounds)
104 centimeters to 126 centimeters in height (40 to 50 inches)
15 years in the wild
Floodplains and grasslands
Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, hunting dogs, humans
Habitat loss is a major strain on topi populations.
Human populations are growing and expanding agriculture, roads, and settlements, leading to the loss of living space for these large antelopes and resulting in many complications. The topi’s ecological and dietary limitations make it more difficult for them to compete for resources. Hardier antelopes, like the wildebeest, fare better in less favorable conditions. Livestock is also out-competing topis on grazing ranges during the dry season.
Our solutions to protecting the topi:
African Wildlife Foundation works with government entities to help plan and propose alternative solutions to habitat fragmentation. AWF provides its scientists and researchers as resources to assist in proper planning to ensure a balance between modernization and conservation.
AWF brings communities together with private investors to construct tourism lodges like Satao Elerai, a luxury lodge situated on 5,000 acres in Kenya. The land is protected, so wildlife can roam safely and freely, and the revenue is reinvested into the community and into local wildlife conservation.