Tragelaphus – Spiral-horned antelopes
Medium- to large-sized antelope-like bovines of Central & South African forests
Members of this genus are large-sized, lightly built, have long necks, and have considerable sexual dimorphism.
They feed on various species like herbs and many plant species’ leaves, twigs, and flowers. Breeding occurs throughout the year, males are polygynous, and females produce single young at an average interval of 11.6 months.
Associations between individuals of this genus are influenced by reproductive behavior but unaffected by environmental conditions.
Species in this genus
Females hide their young and eat the feces after nursing them, so no trail of their scents remains to entice predators
One of the largest antelopes – a male kudu having thick and spiraled horns as long as 1.8m (6 feet) in length
Bushland antelope found in East Africa; often considered the pretties of all antilopes