Friday, 22 February 2013


Young (± 30 months) Kudu bull
Kudu's are large antelope with long legs and 6-10 vertical white lines on the sides. Big, rounded ears and long spiral horns. Height of 1.4-1.55m. Weight 250kg (bull), 165kg (cow). The length of their horns are on average 120cm and up to 188cm in total. 

A kudu group with a bull, cows and young kudus
They can be found in the Northern and Eastern parts of Southern Africa. Habitat is bushy savannas, but not open grass fields or forests. Kudus eat a wide variety of leaves but will also eat grass and vegetables. They are usually in small groups or 3-10 individuals. 

Kudu bull
Kudus are active in the early mornings and late afternoons. In areas where they are hunted they can become active at night. They are know for their agility and can easily jump over a fence of 2m in height. (Koedoe - Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

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