Greater Kudu

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION/RANGE: 
Eastern and Southern Africa

DIET: 
They feed on the leaves and shoots of low growing woody trees and shrubs.

HABITAT: 
Greater kudus prefer thick, brushy areas where their colors and markings help them to be well camouflaged from predators as they feed on the leaves and shoots of low growing woody trees and shrubs.

DESCRIPTION: 
Male kudus grow beautiful long and spiraled horns that can reach up to 72 inches in length. These horns can sometimes mean the death of the kudu when males fight each other for females and the horns interlock leading to the death of both animals. 

DID YOU KNOW? 
The large ears of a kudu help it to better hear predators like lions and wild dogs so that they can move away from approaching danger. 

MORE ABOUT OUR ANIMALS: 
Female kudu Esperanza arrived at the El Paso Zoo on June 18, 2010. She lives at the Zoo with her daughter, Linda. 

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN CONSERVATION EFFORTS: 
Read about kudu online and check out books from your local library. Become a member of the El Paso Zoological Society. Funds raised by the Society are used to support conservation efforts at the Zoo and in the wild.