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The topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela) name is of Mande origin, akin to ndope, meaning an antelope. It resembles hartebeest but has a darker coloration and lacks sharply angled horns. It only eats grass — its narrow muzzle is adapted for selecting tender growth. Topis are exceptionally gregarious and live in herds of 15 to 20, although in some places, it is possible to see herds of hundreds. Found on the seasonally flooded grasslands and savanna of Africa, Topi can reach speeds up to 70 km/hr (43 mph) when they are frightened and are one of the fastest antelope.