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Greater Kudu - Species Detail
Kudu grande (Sp), Grosser Kudu (G), Grand koudou (F), Koedoe (Af).
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 54-60 inches (137-152 cm). Weight 440-660 pounds (200-300 kg). Females are smaller.
A large, elegant antelope with long legs, a hump on its shoulders, and magnificent corkscrew-shaped horns. Its color is gray to reddish-brown, with white stripes, and there is a white facial chevron. A brown mane continues as a white dorsal crest, and there is a fringe of long brown and white hairs from chin to brisket. The horns (males only) are long and keeled, growing upward in 2-3 open spirals. Females are similar but hornless.
DISTRIBUTION Private ranches in Texas.
REMARKS Greater kudu are native to southern and eastern Africa in savanna areas, often in rocky hills. Four subspecies are recognized in Africa, but are not separated here.
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