The most elegant antelope

The kudu is the most elegant antelope – even their tracks are often seen as perfect. These large animals can be identified by the white vertical stripes along their flanks and the males’ large spiral horns. The females’ ears always appear impressive in size but this is simply because they do not have horns which divert attention from the ears. The white stripes along their flanks and their facial spots are also used to identify each other. A male’s horns can reach 1.7m in length with up to three spirals. These impressive horns are traditionally used by tribes in Africa as musical instruments or as containers for honey.