Rut of the Grey Ghosts has begun

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Rut of the Grey Ghosts has begun

As the seasons change and we move into April some of the larger African antelope go into rut. This is a period during which male antelope such as Kudu will challenge each other for sexual dominance. After sizing each other up and deciding if the challenger could be defeated, sparring and fighting ensues.

Despite specie such as kudu generally being timid and inoffensive the bulls will fight to the death during such as challenge. Through established dominance the victor will have mating rights to his newly acclaimed group of females.

Source: Earthtouchnews.com

Source: Earthtouchnews.com

As a direct result of the males increased drive to establish dominance the big elusive kudu bulls , often referred to as “grey ghosts”, drop their guard and are more easily sighted. This can be seen by these images recently taken on Kei Ranches.

 

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