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Lesser Kudu

The Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis), is a forest antelops found in East Africa and possibly the southern Arabian Peninsula. Lesser Kudu live in dry thorn bush and forest and eat mainly leaves. Lesser Kudu are nocturnal. They live in groups of two to five ranging up to twenty-four on rare occasions these have about equal numbers of males and females.

Lesser Kudu stand about a 40 at the shoulder and weigh 110 – 220 pounds, males are larger than females. Males are grey-brown while females are chestnut, and the coat is lighter on the underside. Both have about ten white stripes on their backs and two white tufts on the underside of their necks. Males have a small mane and horns of about 27.5 inches with one twist.

Lesser Kudu