Greater Kudu

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

The Greater Kudu is one of the most beautiful antelopes of Southern Africa. The males have a pair of twisted horns (the individual in the above picture is a female), a beard, and are of grayish hue, while females are light brown. They can jump very high, two meters with ease, and up to three meters under stress.

The picture of this Greater Kudu was taken at a wildlife park near Melbourne, Australia, in January 2005.

Genus Tragelaphus
Subfamily Bovinae
Family Bovidae
Order Artiodactyla
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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