Lesser Kudu

Tragelaphus emberbis
The lesser kudu is in the same genus as the considerably larger greater kudu.
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Lesser Kudu

The male lesser kudu has striking cork-screw curving horns and a grey coat accentuated with fine white camouflage stripes.  The females do not have horns and both sexes are shy, retiring to the shade and seclusion of the bush.  They are a member of the spiral-horned antelope family that also includes bongo and eland.  Lesser kudu are from the bush veldt regions of East Africa where they live in small herds and feed on a variety of leaves and plants.  The lesser kudu is still numerous in the wild, however, their habitat is decreasing because of overgrazing by domestic livestock.

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