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The Greater kudu has a wide range of habitat, but human encroachment, loss of habitat, and hunting for its horns and meat has begun to diminish kudu numbers. Greater kudu are one of the tallest species of antelope, with adults standing at 90-110cm at the shoulder.
Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), also called the "Grey ghost" because of its uncanny ability to melt into its surroundings, is a woodland antelope of eastern and southern Africa. One of the largest species of antelope, males weigh 420-600 pounds and stand up to 63" at the shoulder.
Kudu are graceful leapers capable of clearing a 2,5 m fence from a standstill. They are a savanna woodland species, and do not occur in open grassland, forest or desert. Kudu are predominantly browsers, and eat a greater variety than any of the other antelope in the southern African region.