Day 12: Energy
The first animal I was introduced to in South Africa was the Kudu. On my second day, I saw its horns and tasted its meat and was told legendary stories about it. Before we left to #Pilanesberg , we were told given tips on how to locate a Kudu and we kept an eye out.
The Greater Kudu live in thick #bushveld and feed on leaves, grass and shoots. Whenever we found ourselves in similar areas, we hoped to see one and finally, we did and during one of the shots, it looked right at me. The only thing separating us was the door of a car and the energy was out of this world. Maybe it was amused, but definitely not threatened as it went back to grazing. I'm posting a few more pictures that highlight what a #beautifulbeast the Kudu is.
Fact about Kudus. Only male Kudus have horns and they fight by interlocking horns. This can sometimes result in the horns getting stuck, thus making it impossible for the kudu to find or ingest food or water. This, in turn, causes the Kudus to die of dehydration.
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