Oct 5, 2011

Bushveld Beauty

Bushveld Beauty by Megan Lorenz
Bushveld Beauty, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

The horns of male Kudus do not begin to grow until 6–12 months, twisting once at around 2 years of age and not reaching the full two and a half twists until they are 6 years old.

Though not visible in this photo, this male had 2.5 twists so he's at least 6 years old. If the horns were straightened they would reach a length of one metre on average.

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