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Miami MetroZoo (June 1, 2008) Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) One of the tallest and longest-horned antelopes, the Greater Kudu can weigh up to 600 pounds with horns up to 6 feet in length. The Greater Kudu is found throughout eastern and southern Africa, in mixed woodlands, bushlands, hills and mountains. It feeds on leaves, flowers and fruits and can live up to 8 years in the wild. The Greater Kudu is characterized by its narrow body, long legs, large ears, and brown coat with white vertical torso stripes. Both the Greater Kudu and the Lesser Kudu have distinctive stripes and spots covering their bodies, and males have fringe under their chins and impressive spiral horns. Despite their wide range, the Greater Kudu is thinly populated in some areas due to habitat loss, predation, hunting and disease. This information, and more, can be found at The Nature Conservancy.

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