La Terre des Origines
The greater kudu
This splendid antelope, rather mountain-going, lives in forests, leaping with ease over the uneven ground.
An adult male can weigh 250 kg and be 1m50 big at the withers.
Its horns, straight and twisted, and can reach 1m50.
These are highly prized trophies that are also used for the Shofar, the Jewish ritual horn that is said to have brought down the walls of Jericho…
The Greater Kudu is prey that is much appreciated by the big game of Africa.
Its coat, brown-beige with a few stripes, allows this antelope to be camouflaged, which is particularly useful for the mother, which has no horns, and for her calf!
The male has a very proud air with its large ears and its long horns. It also has a white band, very recognizable, between its big velvety eyes.
It is a bit the African cousin of the great stags of our forests, which it certainly resembles.
The greater kudu in image
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