The lesser kudu has distinct stripes and horns like its close relative, the greater kudu. The horns are used in ritualized horn pressing by the males to display dominance. Newborn calves are raised by the mother and spend the first two weeks of life hidden from predators and only interacting for about eight minutes per day.
TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
wild - 7-8 years; zoos - up to 23 years
Males will sometimes form bachelor groups, but more commonly are solitary; females commonly form small groups six to 10 adults and their offspring.