Greater Kudu

The horns of a male Greater kudu can reach lengths of over 3 feet from base to tip, when measured in a straight line. If you measured around the curves, they would be 30% longer!

Greater kudu males usually avoid fighting each other by showing off instead. During the breeding season if two males encounter each other they turn sideways and raise their heads to show off the length of the horns. The bull with the longer horns wins!

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Woodlands

Diet

Leaves, fruit, flowers and grasses

Location

Eastern and Southern Africa