OBSERVATIONS ON THE GREATER KUDU TRAGELAPHUS STREPSICEROS PALLAS FROM A TSETSE CONTROL HUNTING SCHEME IN NORTHERN RHODESIA
Article first published online: 29 APR 2008
African Journal of Ecology
Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 27–37, August 1965
How to Cite
Wilson, V. J. (1965), OBSERVATIONS ON THE GREATER KUDU TRAGELAPHUS STREPSICEROS PALLAS FROM A TSETSE CONTROL HUNTING SCHEME IN NORTHERN RHODESIA. African Journal of Ecology, 3: 27–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.1965.tb00735.x
- Issue published online: 29 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 29 APR 2008
- Received for Publication May, 1964
Material from kudu shot on tsetse control was studied for information on breeding and feeding habits. A number of animals was measured and weighed, illustrating that males were bigger than females.
Field observations and stomach contents showed that the species is mainly a browser eating a wide variety of plants.
A marked peak of calving was observed and this coincided with the tall grass season (January-April), when the newly-born young are apparently hidden. Kudu in the area studied may be solitary but are generally associated in small groups of about four, although as many as eleven have been seen together in the study area.