Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: February 3, 2018

greater kudu

Sange, send my lady back!

by supergold

Wildlife Photo Contest Contest Entry 
(Sange posted 3 days ago the pic of a female kudu.)_______________________________________________________
The kudus are two species of antelope of the genus Tragelaphus:
_ Lesser kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis, of eastern Africa
_Greater kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, of eastern and southern AfricaThe name of the animal was imported into English in the 18th century from isiXhosa iqhude, via Afrikaans koedoe part zebra part deer.
Greater kudus have a narrow body with long legs, and their coats can range from brown/bluish grey to reddish brown. They possess between 4 and 12 vertical white stripes along their torso. The head tends to be darker in colour than the rest of the body, and exhibits a small white chevron which runs between the eyes. This is one of the largest species of antelope. Bulls weigh 190?270 kg (420?600 lb), with a maximum of 315 kg (694 lb), and stand up to 160 cm (63 in) tall at the shoulder.
do you see the birds? if you see ony 3, look again! if you see only 2: change your glasses! LOL

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minor cropping

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