[Tragelaphus strepsiceros]
    Habitat: Woodland
    Height: 3.2 to 5.2 feet at the shoulder
    Weight: 265-787 lbs
    Max Lifespan: 20 years
    Gestation Period: 8 months
    Number of Young: 1
    Horns: Male
    Conservation Status: Least Concern

   

 





- During the day they typically cease to be active.   
- Predators tend to be Lions, leopards and cheetahs.
- Females form herds of 6-20 while males tend to be more solitary.
- A herd can encompass 800 to 1,500 acres and spend an average of 54% of the day foraging for food.
- The horns of greater kudus are commonly used to make Shofars, a Jewish ritual horn blown at Rosh Hashanah.
- Kudu dung spitting is a sport in some parts of Africa.  In the competition small, hard pellets of dung from the kudu are spat, with the farthest distance reached being the winner.

 

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