Lesser kudu

Bushland antelope found in East Africa; often considered the pretties of all antilopes

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It is one of the most magnificent species of antelopes, with a white stripe running down its back and down to the animal’s side. Moreover, males are also bejeweled with outstanding spiraled horns, which can grow up to 1m (3.5 ft).

About one-third of its population is in protected areas, and its ability to hide in dense vegetation has saved it from the dangers of poaching. But, increased human activities and loss of habitat are some severe threats to its survival. The total population of lesser kudu is estimated to be near 120000, with a rate of decline that has increased to about twenty percent in the recent two or three decades.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Djibouti
2016
Possibly Extinct
Ethiopia
2016
Kenya
2016
Somalia
2016
South Sudan
2016
Tanzania
2016
Uganda
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No