Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Greater Kudu


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
PROFILE:

Greater kudu are one of the tallest and longest-horned antelopes, which can weigh up to 600 pounds and have horns up to six feet in length! They are herbivores, eating a wide variety of leaves, herbs, fruits, and grasses. You can spot our greater kudu along the Monorail Safari in the Wilds of Africa!

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
South Africa
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 23 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Females live in herds of 1-3 individuals and their offspring; males live in bachelor herds, which range in number from 2 to 10 individuals.
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