Named after the missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1884).
DESCRIPTION: Slightly darker than the Cape eland, typically with six to ten thin white stripes on its sides and a dark brown band on the rear surfaces of the forelegs above the knees. The backs of the pasterns are whitish. The forehead hair mat is well-developed and chocolate brown in color. Some populations have white streaks below the eyes.
DISTRIBUTION: Angola; the extreme north and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia; Botswana north of the Kalahari; Zambia; Katanga Province in southeastern Congo (K); Malawi; Zimbabwe; and Mozambique except in the extreme south.
TAXONOMIC NOTES: Includes kaufmanni (Caprivi), livingstonei (western Zambia), niediecki (Kafue River), selousi (Mashonaland) and triangularis (Zambezi), with livingstonei Sclater, 1864 having priority.
The No. 5 Livingstone eland was taken in 1991 by Gary Sadowski while hunting with Doug Scandrol of Luangwa Crocodile Safari in Zambia. It scores 113 68/8”.
Thomas J. Hammond took the No. 6 Livingstone eland in 1979 hunting with Geoff Broom Safaris in Zimbabwe. It scores 113 4/8”.
Tom Teufel’s 113” Livingstone eland shares the No. 7 rank. He took it in 1980 while hunting with Gavin Rabinovitch in Zimbabwe.
Fred Rademeyer’s 113” Livingstone eland shares the No. 7 rank. He took it in 1984 while hunting with Chete Safaris in Zambia.
In 2005, Larry Tischler took the No. 8 Livingstone eland while hunting with Richard Cook in Zimbabwe. It scores 112 5/8”.
David Bouziden took the No. 9 Livingstone eland in 1987 hunting with Piet Hougaard of Guyu Safaris in Zimbabwe. The score is 110 7/8”.
The No. 10 Livingstone eland was taken in 1989 by Carrol D. Beaman hunting with Robin Voigt of Chibote Safaris in Zambia. It scored 110 4/8”.
Judge Jimmie Duncan took the No. 11 Livingstone eland in 1991. He was hunting with Peter Swanepoel of Luangwa Crocodile Safari in Zambia. It scores an even 110”.
In 2008, Arturo J. Gutierrez took the No. 18 Livingstone eland in Zambia with Swanepoel & Scandrol. It scores 109 1/8”.