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White Kudu

Unread postby Richprins » 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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Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:29 pm

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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Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:09 am

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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Unread postby bucky » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:53 pm

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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White Kudu Bull

Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:33 am

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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White Kudu Bull

Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:55 pm

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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Unread postby Boulder » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:44 pm

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

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Unread postby katydownunder » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:46 pm

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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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:57 pm

What beautiful pics Katy, I just love their enquiring looks. :D
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Unread postby HoepHoep » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:19 am

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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Kudu movements...

Unread postby bill » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:57 pm

This was done to music...

Look right...

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Look left...

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Unread postby BushCall » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:47 pm

A Nice Speciman we took at Mountain Zebra Park

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Unread postby BushCall » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:56 pm

The Winter Season is upon us and Kudu bulls especially get very skittish and scatter at the slightest threat. It seems even in safe Addo the hunting season has an effect on their nerves
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KUDU: Eyes in the back of its head?

Unread postby Merike » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:48 pm

While patrolling my farm on foot, I stumbled from some thick bushes into the precipice of a clearing. Much to my surprise a huge kudu bull was standing under a lone tree in the clearing. His back was turned directly to me and he was eating from some high branches. His long spiral horns almost flat on his back as he was stretching to reach some high branches. I froze on the spot and kept completely quiet, drinking in the beauty of this great animal. Some sixth sense must have alerted him of my presence and in a blink of an eye he was gone. No bark, no looking back - just a dash into the thick bushes. Amazed at him being aware of my presence I tested the wind and found that I was standing downwind. A memory stirred in my mind about once being told that a kudu bull can see the tip of his horn through his spiral. The only conclusion I could come to is that he saw me through the spiral of his horns seeing that they were pointed at me.
QUESTION: Can a kudu bull see the tip of his horns through his spiral?


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