Greater Kudu

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Majestic Horns

The greater kudu is the 2nd largest African antelope. The huge spiraling horns of the male kudu can reach lengths of over 3 feet when measured in a straight line, perhaps 30% longer than when measured on the curve.  They are browsers, eating various leaves and shoots, among the least selective browsers. During the dry season, they eat wild watermelon and various fruits to get water.

Range: East, Central, and South Africa in woodland, especially hilly, broken ground.

Conservation Status: Not endangered right now but hunted for their horns and meat. Considered a low risk, conservation dependent species by the IUCN.

Did you know?
Kudu have a wide repertoire of vocalizations, including barks, grunts, hooting bleats, and a strangulated whimper.