Kudu

A male greater kudu browsing
A male greater kudu
A female greater kudu

The kudus are two species of antelope of the genus Tragelaphus:

  • Lesser kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis, of eastern Africa
  • Greater kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, of eastern and southern Africa

Etymology

The name of the animal was imported into English in the 18th century from isiXhosa iqhude, via Afrikaans koedoe part zebra part deer.

Kudu, or koodoo, is the Khoikhoi name for this antelope. Tragos (Greek) denotes a he-goat and elaphos (Greek) a deer. Strepho (Greek) means "I twist", and strephis is "twisting". Keras (Greek) refers to the horn of the animal.[1]

Other Languages
čeština: Kudu
فارسی: کودو
français: Koudou
한국어: 쿠두
қазақша: Куду
лезги: Куду
Bahasa Melayu: Kudu
português: Cudo
Simple English: Kudu
Tiếng Việt: Linh dương vằn Kudu