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Kenya (born July 21, 2010 at the Birmingham Zoo) is a female Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) on exhibit at the Birmingham Zoo. She is the offspring of Matata (5) and Priscilla (9), and weighed 40 pounds at birth.

Greater kudus are native to Eastern and Southern Africa. Adults reach 6-8 feet long and grow to between 260 and 790 pounds, with the males growing much larger than females. They forage alone or in small herds, primarily in bushland near water, and at night. During they day they stay concealed in more densely wooded areas. The helical horns of male greater kudus are often used to make "shofars", used in on observation of Rosh Hashanah.


  • Songer, Joe (July 31, 2010) "Birmingham Zoo shows off new baby kudu called Kenya." Birmingham News