About the Kudu

Male Kudus have long, spiral horns that can grow as long as 6 feet, making 2.5 graceful twists. Their horns have long been prized in Africa and around the world for use in musical instruments. Besides humans, they are threatened by predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, crocodiles and sometimes pythons, hunt adult or young Kudu.

Height 4-5 feet tall
Weight 130-600 pounds
Diet Leaves, shoots, fruit
Gestation Period 8-9 months
Life Span 9-10 years 
Threats Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss

Meet the Animals

Learn About the Animals at Beavers Bend Safari Park