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Latin name

 

Tragelaphus angasii

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,1 m (m) 95 cm (f)

Weight

 

108 kg (m) 62 kg (f)

Colour

 

Males shaggy, grey-brown coat; white chevron between eyes; up to 14 faint, narrow vertical stripes on sides. Mane of long, whitish hair from shoulders to rump; bushy tail brown, with a white underside. Lower parts of legs light orange. Females bright orange-brown, with bolder white stripes on their sides; often no chevron; narrow mane of short, bristly black hair from head to tail.

Appearance

 

Males like young kudu bulls, which, however, lack the pronounced chest fringe the ivory-coloured tips to the horns and the yellow-orange socks on legs. Females unmistakeable with orange coat and vertical white stripes.

Habitat

 

Dense bush close to water but, where protected, may be seen by dau in the open.