Lesser Kudu

Tragelaphus imberbis

A large, striped antelope, the lesser kudu is always on the lookout for predators like lions and painted dogs. Listening with its large ears, the kudu barks and flees with its tail up if it detects danger. Adult males, called bulls, generally live a solitary life, whereas females live in small groups.

Horned Males
Males have incredible spiraled horns. When they fight, they lock horns and have a shoving match.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
Species Survival Plan Image
where to see themWhere to see them: East Africa
lengthLength: 5.2 to 5.7 ft
weightWeight: 121 to 243 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 15 yrs
habitatHabitat: Shrubland, woodland and savannah
dietDiet: Leaves, twigs, fruit and seed pods
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Near threatened); Species Survival Plan