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Eastern and Southern Africa

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!

HABITATWoodlands
DIET Leaves, fruit, flowers and grasses
LIFE Expectancy7-8 years

Fun Fact
What appears to be the Flamingo's knee bending backward is actually its ankle.
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