The Nyala is part of the spiralled-horned family.
Male and female Nyala differ dramatically in appearance. The female Nyala being smaller, lighter in colour and without horns. The male is dark brown and carries a mane under his neck and stomach. He has less conspicuous markings on his body and carries spiral horns.
Nyala breed in Spring and Autumn with a 12-month gestation period.
The Nyala is a shy antelope and is mostly seen around watering holes. They are most active at dawn and dusk; and are known to graze on fruit, leaves and grasses.
Suitable calibers for hunting the Nyala are .270-300 Win Mag rifles.