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Aspects of the feeding ecology of a browsing ruminant: the kudu

  • 1983
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 13
N. Owen-Smith, S.M. Cooper & P.A. Novellie Page: 35 - 38

Forbs form the preferred dietary component of the kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros). This preference was associated with the high nutrient content of their leaves and less fibrous stem material relative to trees and shrubs. Woody browse was most sought after during…

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