SpacerSpacerSpacer
Shadow
my I Dream Africa
  Register
     Why Register? Forgot my password
I Dream Africa provides a comprehensive directory of activities, hot spots, top locations etc. in Namibia. Combined with the directory, I Dream Africa also provides tour packages allowing clients to experience Namibia at its best.
Kudu
Sig shot
4x4 Guided Self Drive
Namibia is a perfect starting po...
4x4 Guided Self Drive
4x4 Self Drive
Namibia is a perfect starting po...
4x4 Self Drive
4x4 Self Drive - Namibian Deserts
Namibia's deserts offer the ...
4x4 Self Drive - Namibian Deserts
Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge
One on one in an epic battle bet...
Namibia Wild Fishing Challenge

Shadow
Shadow
Shadow
Spacer Spacer
Spacer Spacer

Kudu

Font Size Increase Font Size Decrease Print Page Send to Friend Add to Favorites

Introduction: The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is the second tallest antelope on the continent and bulls bear long, spiral horns which reach record lengths of up to 1.8m. Horns grow to their full length at the age of 6 years. Kudu live in small herds not usually larger than 12, comprised of females and their young. During the breeding season the herds are occasionally joined by the normally solitary males.

They are a savannah woodland species that do not occur in desert, forest or in open grassland areas. Kudu can also be found in broken, rocky terrain, under the cover of woodland with a nearby water supply. Despite their large size kudu are surprisingly agile and from a virtual standing start can jump great heights easy clearing game fences of 2m or more.

Distribution: Kudu are found on commercial farmland and in game parks all over central Namibia. They are an extreme hazard to those driving at night as they often freeze in oncoming headlights. Such a large solid animal (with massive horns) can do serious damage. Particular care should be taken when driving north out of Windhoek towards Tsumeb and the Etosha National Park.

Diet: The kudu is predominately a browser. This species feeds on a wide variety of tree and shrub leaves, favoring fruits, pods and creepers when available.

Coloring: Tawny-brown to grey-brown coat, marked with white stripes on flanks which vary greatly in shape, size and pattern. V-shaped band on forehead and white spots on cheeks. Manes of long hair extend from the back of the head along the back to the tail, as well as on the lower neck to the belly.

Breeding: The main calving period falls after mid-summer, the time when the grass is tallest. This gives females the opportunity to drift away from the herd to give birth under cover. Gestation period is 210 days and a single calf is born.

Size: Bulls are much larger than cows and can weigh as much as 300kg with a shoulder height of 1.4m. Cows weigh 210kg with a shoulder height of 1.25m. Usually it is only the males that carry horns, but rarely the females do as well.

Spacer
Add to Wish List
Add to Wish List
Spacer
Send Enquiry
Contact Us
Spacer
Send Enquiry
Share this page
Spacer  
   
Spacer  
Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer Spacer

Random Kudu Images

Spacer
Kudu Bull
Spacer
View images in Kudu Gallery
 
Spacer  
Spacer Spacer Spacer
People Who Looked at

People who looked at "Kudu" also looked at...

Expand People who looked at
 
Spacer  
You have 0 items in your wishlist. View all items in your wishlist
Enquire Now
News and Updates
In the Media
Newsletter
Recently Viewed
Top 10
Namibian Hightlights
Preparing for Namibia
Namibian Facts

Shadow
Shadow
Shadow
Spacer Spacer Spacer
   Designed and Developed by ProDG, maintained by iWits Web Development   Terms & Conditions | Disclaimer | Site Map   
Shadow