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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:46 am 
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This is also my favourite antelope in Kruger.

Here is one with wide straight horns. Not quite the 60' we are looking for but a nice big fellow. Look at its neck.
Got this one on the Nwanetsi dirt road near Satara.

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There are a number of photos of Kruger Kudu bulls here so for variation here is a Mapungubwe kudu.

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It is facinating that a Kudu Bull can see its own horn tips by looking right through the symetrical curls. This photo which I took in Addo this morning clearly illustrates this

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The East Cape Kudu is now considered a different sub species to those found in Kruger. They have generally shorter horns although their body weight is very similar. They are darker in colour and have lovely beards and some really mature bulls grow a nice mantle of hair around their neck.

The bull in the picture was taken this morning at Addo and shows this young bulls beard already prominent.

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I came across this Bull on the Mpunzi Loop, Addo this morning and he looks like a typical Kruger Kudu!! unlike the typical East Cape variety!!

{Edit by DQ: These photo's were way to large (a total of almost 18 Mb) so I placed leaner ones. The originals can be found here: Photo 1, Photo 2 and Photo 3}

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This young Kudu was such a poser! He seemed to love the camera. One day he will be a BIG Addo boy.
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When I was at Tambotie in August, I saw some lovely Kudu behaviour.
I was sitting in my tent, overlooking a river bed. Suddenly a group of young Kudu burst through the undergrowth and spent the next half hour "playing tag".
They would disappear into the bushes, appear at another point, and then tear along the dry river bank. They would then turn around and repeat the performance.
I wonder if anyone else has seen this type of play in buck.

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Kudu can really jump. I have seen them jump 2m high game fences without a run up!!
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Kudu Bulls feeding on Schotia Affra (Karoo Boer Boon) typical Valley Bushveld
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