Greater Kudu

Description and Identification:


Shoulder height:      Kudu males             1,4 m

                                    Kudu females         1,25


Body mass:                Kudu males             200 kg - 350 kg

                                    Kudu females         110 kg - 120 kg


Body color:               Kudu Males             fawn grey

                                    Kudu Females        usually tinged cinnamon


  • Six to ten unevenly spaced, white transverse stripes on the back and flanks with facial markings
  • Large, broad ears pinkish inside with white fringes
  • Crest of long hair on humped shoulders continues forward to form a mane on back of neck and head

 

Kudu male:

  • fringe of long white tipped hair on the throa
  • Kudu tail – pure white underneath
  • Cork – screw shaped Horns
  • Only the males have horns

 

Social Behavior of Kudu :

  • Herds   – Kudu Bulls and cows in separate herds (except during breeding season)
  • Herds of mostly cows and calves between  4- 18 individuals.
  • Usually a cow has one calf.
  • Bulls form bachelor herds
  • Kudus are active at night in farm areas , they come to the water late
  • White tail as warning signal for danger
  • Kudu Bulls and cows – loud coarse bark
  • Jump over 2 meters high, adult bulls even higher

 

 

Source:  J D Skinner and R H N Smither: The Mammals of the southern African Subregion; Hunting School-Seminar study Guide Namibia

 

 

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Quelle: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten
Quelle: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten