Kudu Facts Information Pictures and Video
Size: 140 cm, Weight: 250kg, Lifespan: 7 to 8 years, Diet: Leaves, fruit and flowers. Kudu's can jump as high as 3 meters. Kudu's are herbivores.
Distinctive white stripe down the middle of their backs and 6 to 10 white stripes down the side of their backs. Coloration is used as camouflage.
While running Kudu's will lean their horns backwards so as to not have them snagged in branches. They will also curl their tails up this is a alert signal letting the rest of the herd to follow. Kudu's are not territorial and will move from area to area. Females will stay together in herds of up to 25 while male Kudu's will remain together in small bachelor herds or solitary. Mating occurs during May and August. Mating will only occur once and last between 5 to 10 seconds. Pregnancy lasts for 8 months and only a single baby is born. The female will isolate herself by leaving the herd for the next few months in rearing the young.
Kudu's can go without water for long periods and compensate by eating fruits rich in water such as melons. They are also one of the loudest Antelopes making a guff like sound for communication purposes. The male is larger and also has horns while the female has no horns and is smaller than her counterpart.
Witnessing a Kudu is a splendid sight, they are graceful and majestic. Please always refrain from speeding in any game reserve. Why not see what we have witnessed today on Facebook. While in Zululand some best places to witness Kudu are Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and St Lucia South Africa.