Greater kudu

Greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros (ESB)

ClassMammalia
OrderArtiodactyla
FamilyBovidae
Size1.5m to withers
Weight♂ 270–320kg, ♀180–220kg
Gestation8 months
Birth1
Life-span20 years
Diet
herbivorous (leaves, grass)

Habitat
woodlands and wooded savannahs

Range
western and southern Africa


The sexes generally live apart except during the breeding season. Females live in herds with their young, while males live in small groups or alone.
 
After an 8-month pregnancy, females give birth to a single offspring who is weaned at the age of 6 months.
 
Only males have horns, which can be up to 1.2m long.




Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)

  • Not evaluated
    NE
  • Data deficient
    DD
  • Least concern
    LC
  • Near threatened
    NT
  • Vulnerable
    VU
  • Endangered
    EN
  •  Critically endangered
    CR
  • Extinct in the wild
    EW
  • Extinct
    EX

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