Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
DESCRIPTION: This subspecies is the largest and darkest (grayest) in color and has the longest horns. There are 9 to 12 vertical stripes on each side.
DISTRIBUTION: Southern Angola, Zambia, southeastern Congo (K), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa except for southeastern Cape Province.
TAXONOMIC NOTES: Includes capensis, excelsus, hamiltoni, koodoo, kudu, strepsiceros, torticornis, typicus and zambesiensis, with strepsiceros Pallas, 1766 having priority.
Ford Scott took this southern greater kudu in 2004 while hunting with Big Five Safaris in Zimbabwe. It ranks No. 12 with a score of 151 5/8”.
Frank W. Schroeder took the No. 11 southern greater kudu in 2005 while hunting with Tshabezi Safaris in Zimbabwe. It scores 151 6/8”.
In 2006, William C. Myer took the No. 9 southern greater kudu while hunting with Bush Africa Safaris in R.S.A. It scores an even 152”.
In 1995, H.I.H. Prince Abdorreza took the No. 8 southern greater kudu with Tony Tomkinson Safaris in R.S.A. It scores 153”.
Everett C. Madison’s No. 10 southern greater kudu was taken with Thalo Safaris in Botswana in 2009. It scores 151 7/8”.
Jean Berger took the No. 7 southern greater kudu in 1991 while hunting in Zimbabwe with Alain Lefoel Safaris. It scores 154”.
John Collins’ greater southern kudu shares the No. 6 ranking with a score of 154 1/8”. He took in 2001 while hunting in R.S.A. with Nico Vos Indabushee Safaris.