Zambia: Greater Kudu

Kudu is one of the most beautiful Africa antelopes and is featured in the coats of arms of several Africa nations. It’s a big animal with massive twisting horns on males. The horns can twist three times and you can tell the animal’s age by number of twists. The horns are purely ornamental to attract females and are rather useless against predators – lions and leopards often choose to hunt kudu because they are weak runners and can be pinned down by the horns. Hence kudu are very elusive and hide in the woods most of the time, but occasionally you can spot a large bachelor group.