The greater kudu is one of the two antelope species known as kudu.
Males have impressive horns while the females are hornless. Greater kudus are social animals and they live in family groups.
During mating season the bulls display their horns and often even fight for the cows. With the corkscrew shaped horns the fight is not without its dangers, the horns of fighting males can get so entangled that they are unable to separate and both might die.
These magnificent animals still do well in the wild and not of immediate concern for conservationists, although greater kudus are still vulnerable to habitat loss and in some countries their number has declined.
Greater kudu on the Toronto Zoo website.
Greater kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros on ARKive.