Two of the bigger antelopes that we
saw in Kruger were the kudu and the waterbok. The waterbok is the
one that doesn't taste good to big cats because of the bad smelling oil in his
Of course, the waterbok's most
prominent identifying feature is the circle of white around the rear. You
can see how much shaggier the coat is too.
The Kudu looks really regal with his
magnificent curling horns. Nearly as big as a horse, he
can jump very high also. The females are called cows, but I
kudu ewe sounds better. What
you notice about them first is the ears. They can turn them independently
to listen in all directions too.
Kudu are browsers, but
we've seen them grazing as well. The young ones look more reddish than the
Here's a pretty kudu browsing.