The Kudu is a woodland antelope and the name comes from one of the original inhabiting tribes in South Africa (Khoi Khoi). Kudus have a narrow body with long legs, and their coats can range from brown/bluish-grey to reddish-brown. They possess between 4–12 vertical white stripes along their torso. Kudu bulls tend to be much larger than the cows who do not grow horns. The bulls horns do not begin to grow until the bull is between the age of 6–12 months, twisting once at around 2 years of age, and not reaching the full two and a half twists until they are 6 years old; occasionally they may even have 3 full turns. The average length is around 47 inches but lengths of 74 inches have been recorded in the larger bulls.
We turn the horn and bone into handle material however the local tribes used to make musical instrument made from the horn. More recently these have been used by local soccer fans and this kuduzela was the inspiration for the more commonly known vuvuzela which was made famous during the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup.