A large grayish brown African antelope (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) with large annulated spirally twisted horns; also; a related antelope (t. imberbis)
Sinonimi: koodoo | koudou
Either of two spiral-horned antelopes of the African bush; SYN. koodoo, koudou.
Larged curled-horned African antelope.
Either of two species of African antelope of the genus Tragelaphus. The greater kudu T. strepsiceros is fawn-colored with thin white vertical stripes, and stands 1.3 m/4.2 ft at the shoulder, with head and body 2.4 m/8 ft long. Males have long spiral horns. The greater kudu is found in bush country from Angola to Ethiopia.
The similar lesser kudu T. imberbis lives in E Africa and is 1 m/3 ft at the shoulder.