The Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis) is a forest antelope found in East Africa. The females and juveniles have a reddish-brown coat, while the males become yellowish-grey or darker after the age of 2 years. Horns are present only on males.
It is mainly active at night and during the dawn and seeks shelter in dense thickets just after the sunrise. The lesser kudu exhibits no territorial behavior, and fights are rare. While females are gregarious, adult males prefer being solitary. No fixed breeding season is seen; births may occur at any time of the year. The lesser kudu inhabits dry, flat, and heavily forested regions.
The Lesser Kudu is native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.