Giant Eland, the largest antelope in the world. The Giant Eland Taurotragus derbianus gigas Location: South Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Chad. Height: 180 cm at the shoulder. Length: 380 cm (body + tail). Weight: +1000 kilos. The giant eland is the largest antelope in the world, being comparable in size to the largest modern bovids. They are found in the savannas of central Africa, but they can also inhabit other areas such as deserts and rain forests. Its predators are lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs, but these predations are rare and uncommon. Males are about 35% larger than females, in addition to size, other differences between the sexes include the shape of the horns and the jowls that males have. Its "V" shaped horns can exceed 123 cm in length, whereas in females the horns can reach up to 66 cm in length. They can reach up to 70 km/h, which makes it one of the fastest animals in the world for its size.