The Cape Kudu is a forest antelope found in South Africa. Cape (Lesser) Kudu stand about a metre at the shoulder and weigh 50 to 100 kilograms, males are larger than females. Kudu males are grey-brown while females are chestnut the coat is lighter on their underside. Both have about ten white stripes on their backs and two white tufts on the underside of their necks. Males have a small mane and horns of about 70 centimetres with one twist.
Kudu live in dry thorn bush and forest and eat mainly leaves. They live in groups of two to five ranging up to twenty-four on rare occasions these have about equal numbers of males and females.