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Greater Kudu

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Description:

Coat colour is a tinged cinnamon colour and in some cases more grey. They have distinctive white stripes along the body that run down from the back to the belly. Females do not have horns (4th photo). Males have spiral horns, which create a majestic cork screw effect, which can be seen in photos 1 - 3. Kudu's are very good jumpers and big adult males can jump up to 3m high. Park regulations require fences between farms to be 2.4m high so that animals can move freely between farms.

Notes:

A white patch of hair can be seen on the underside of the tail when raised up. This is distinctive in the juveniles and is called a 'follow me sign' and helps the mothers to follow the youngsters when running through the bush or thick shrubs.

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2 Comments

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Thanks Dilan :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Nice series staccyh!

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Siyancuma Local Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 24, 2014
Submitted on Dec 31, 2014

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