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Talking about big horns......

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Saw these to between Skukuza and Lower-Sabie :)


Actually, its on the s25......Now how long do you estimate these ones? I think they are pretty big... :lol:

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OK...here's a better pic, it was April 2004 when we saw the biggest group of kudu I have ever seen, up to 20, and also the biggest horns.

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The tips of the horns are white, anyone knows why?

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GS,

The tips of the horns are not actually white, just a little big lighter brownish/ivory.

They are just the growing points of the horns, like you get at a tree as well. The grow point of a tree/branch is always a lighter colour, and is softer as well.

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A strange pair of horns

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:34 pm 
An interesting article on kudu etc from CUSTOS, 1990:

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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:59 pm 
Pleasure, oddesy! :wink:

These the longest horns I've ever seen!

Just east of Shingwedzi camp this year.

Sorry for poor pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Those are very impressive horns!
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:35 pm 
This albinistic - not albino...from Tshokwane in 1986!

Tshokwane had a rash of albinistic animals in that era, from lion to buffalo! :shock:

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Wow it is pure white!

I have only ever seen a white Lion and nothing else! :D

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We saw this Kudu between Olifants and Letaba (Near von Wielliechs baobab) in December. He left his 'hat' on. A mud cake, complete with grass, stuck between his horns. He was trying his best to get it off by rubbing against the branches. I wonder what happened and if it eventually dried? What was he thinking??
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
Unread postPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 6:05 pm 
Excellent question, Bennie&Son!

A lot of male antelope bash their heads against bushes to mark their scent from various glands around the face!

I think this instinct goes into overdrive when they are at a water point, because it is used by so many animals! :?

Could also be a simple display. (The thrashing, not the "ornament"!) :D

Tsessebe are compulsive with this behaviour!

Just my opinion!


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Saw this stunning KUDU between Olifants and Letaba on the gravel road (S93) towards Letaba.
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Nice pics!!!

Bennie...Looks as if yours has a bird's nest on..... :lol:

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:clap: :clap: Great Pics all :clap: :clap:
Long time no "see" Bennievis :D :D

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Bennievis.... :clap: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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