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Lesser Kudu bull

This shy and wary antelope is active mainly at dawn and dusk.

We were parked-up quietly watching a distant family party of Ground Hornbills when this guy stepped out from behind some dense shrub cover next to our vehicle. He stood still for a couple of seconds then bolted -unfortunately he was so close that I could only take a headshot with the gear I had to hand.


Lesser Kudu are found in dry shrubby areas in eastern Tanzania, eastern Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

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Taken on July 15, 2012