|Greater Kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Kudu is a large antelope, easy to recognize by
their impressive horns and the vertical stripes on their back. The males
weights approximate 300kg. The horns are very long, largely divergent and
spread in open spirals. The female is similar but smaller and without
They prefer to live in light forests, often in rocky or hilly
country and seldom far from water. Essentially they are browser, feeding
on all kinds of leaves and shoots. They are mostly nocturne, hiding from
the sun during daytime. The female lives in small herds of
4-5 heads, without an adult male. The males are usually solitary but
sometimes they form bachelors' groups.