||150 - 300kg (330 - 660lb.)
||± 7 months (November to January)
|Number of young:
|Female normally without horns
Fond of wild fruits and the leaves of trees, the kudu is an animal of the
thickets. From the densest bush their large, mobile ears will hear you
come from far away. To the trophy hunter the old 'blue bull' with the
long, deeply curved and wide spread horns remains one of the most exciting
challenges on an African expedition. Being one of the most docile of all
antelope , the kudu will pose with royal dignity for the wildlife photographer.
However anyone creeping through the bush in hunter-style will be paralyzed by a
loud bark, followed by the sound of breaking branches which means that the
superb, elusive trophy has once again slipped out of reach. Fighting
viciously during the rutting season the spiral horns of the combatants sometimes
interlock, forcing fierce enemies to die together.