Addo Antelope Facts: Kudu

//Addo Antelope Facts: Kudu

Addo Antelope Facts: Kudu

Kudu are one of the many antelope found at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and in the nearby Addo Elephant National Park.

 

 

 

 

 

We have a number of kudu on our private game reserve and encourage guests to walk or drive the reserve to spot these beautiful creatures.

Kudu Facts:

  • Kudu usually reach 4 to 5 feet and the males are larger than the females.
  • Male kudu have long, spiral horns.
  • Kudu have white lateral stripes and spots on their body. This provides camouflage to help protect against predators.
  • Kudu freeze when they sense danger.
  • Kudu are herbivores. They eat mainly grass, roots, leaves, fruits and tubers.
  • Kudu are one the loudest antelope. They make a barking sound to communicate.
  • Male kudu live alone or sometimes in bachelor groups.
  • Female kudu live in the small groups.
  • Mating season starts at the end of the rainy season. Pregnancy lasts eight months and ends with a single baby.
  • Young kudu grow quickly and take care of themselves from 6 months.
  • Kudu can live up to 8 years in the wild and up to 23 years in the captivity.

Read for more on other game at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge.

2017-02-27T13:07:19+00:00 February 26th, 2017|