December 1994. Kudu are one of the largest, most distinctive of the antelopes. Their horns are both divergent and spiraling, 2 1/2 spirals in an adult male. The sides of their body are marked by 6 to 10 vertical stripes. These stripes serve as camouflage when they are in wooded areas. The adult male pictured here seems to be focused on any threat that may be lurking in the distant grass while the youngsters study me with undaunted curiosity. Photo by Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Ross.