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 Post subject: Re: White Kudu Bull
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:42 pm 
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The chance to see him again is very low. My field guide says, kudu goes to an age +/- of 14 years.

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 Post subject: White Kudu
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:53 pm 
Jawohl, Toddelelfe!

That kudu must be long gone!

Albino animals also tend to be targeted by predators earlier because they are more conspicuous.


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 Post subject: white kudu
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Hi

Since I took this photo we saw him for another 3 years.
He was very alert and with the slightest noise or strange sound he would took off and disappeared into the bushes. Probably why he managed to reach adult hood. The last time (I cant remember which year, I think 1982) his horns were in the fourth turn. We never saw him again. He must have met his faith during the same year.

On two separate occasions we have seen white Impala babies.
One day you would see them and the next day they were gone.Probably taken out during the night. Never managed to get photo's as they were to shy.


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 Post subject: white kudu
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:09 am 
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Hi Bucky

Where did you see the white Kudu bull. Is it possible that it might be the same bull that you have seen?


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If I can recall correctly , it was around tshokwane , but it was many moons ago during the 80's (I was still a teenager back then , as I saw it when travelling with my parents) , so I would be lying if I said I knew exactly where it was .

We often wondered how on earth he got on with sticking out like a soar thumb as far as predators go .


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 Post subject: White Kudu Bull
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Hi Bucky

It looks as if it was the same animal that you have seen.

He was always very alert, much more than the animals around him. That might be the reason why he reached adulthood.

In the 42 years that I have been visiting Kruger it is the only white Kudu that I have seen. We might be the only forum members that have seen this magnificent animal.

Round about the same time and at the same area there was a Young elephant that was the leader of group of Buffalo's. Did you see them?


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 Post subject: White Kudu Bull
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:55 pm 
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Hi Mafortini

I am glad to see that some one else has taken a photo of the white kudu bull. I thought that it was only Bucky and me that saw him. :D

Your photo shows the kudu when he was much younger. May be one year old? You can see that he was already a beautiful animal and the photo is really a memento that very view people have.

I love the photo. Have a look at the tail and you will see that it is the same animal.

Lets see if anybody else have a photo of him.

Did you see the elephant that leaded the Buffalo's with your visit? At that stage it was big news.


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The East Cape Kudu....King of the Valley Bushveld, always alert, always graceful.

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Your Kudu pics are brilliant Boulder and yes when I compare your Kudu's with our Reddeers, the reaction about their skittish nervous behaviour is about the same.They know that something important is going to begin so they want their rest. :wink:


Thanks Nico, but maybe my having a hard time now will be rewarded in the next few weeks when the babies come.....all knees and BIG ears!!! they will make great photographic subjects....animal behaviour fascinates me big time.

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Kudus are so beautiful.

In Addo we saw quite a few of them.
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On one occasion three female Kudus wanted to cross the road , suddenly they started to run and one of them leaped over the street jumping unbelievably high. She could have easily jumped over the car. :shock: That was so impressing we couldn't even take a photo. :lol:

We met these males at Biyamiti weir.
They are such elegant animals.
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What beautiful pics Katy, I just love their enquiring looks. :D

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I just love the way the colours of the Kudu match the colour of the flowers. Picture taken by my son when we were in Addo in January.

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 Post subject: Kudu movements...
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This was done to music...

Look right...

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A Nice Speciman we took at Mountain Zebra Park

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