Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Least Concern (LC)
Large antelope with long legs, 6-10 vertical white stripes on grey-brown sides. Large round ears, black-brown bushy tail with white underside. Males carry characteristic long, spiraled horns.
||140-150 cm shoulder height.
Groups of around 3-10 individuals are common. Mature males are either solitary or in bachelor groups outside of the breeding season, following groups of females only for mating. They are most active in the early morning and late afternoon hours.
Females form groups with offspring and sub-adults, while males become nomadic once mature, often forming bachelor groups of 2-6 bulls.
||About once every 12 month cycle.
||Mid-winter months from June to August, with calves born during the summer months.
|Number of offspring
||1 calf is born away from the herd, usually weighing about 16 kg. The calf will hide for a few days until it is strong enough to keep up with the group.
Wooded savannah, arid areas with bush encroachment, and mountainous terrain.
Prominent browsers of acacias and bushes; will graze on occasion.
Leopards, lions, wild dogs, hyenas; young are vulnerable to small predator attacks such as jackal and caracal.