Animals Video

By David Aspinall


An aggressive pair of kudus went antler to antler in an epic and rarely seen battle.

Edrich Schafer was leading a tour through the Kruger National Park on December 28, 2018, when he came across two angry bulls.

The two kudus – the world’s second largest species of antelope – proved a physical match as they powerfully buttered their heads together.

Incredibly missing their antlers becoming tangled, the savannah’s ground created a huge cloud around the pair as they fought on.

Edrich said: “This was a priceless encounter.

“We were so excited and amazed to have seen such an incredible display of power between two majestic animals.

“In my 10 years of living and guiding through the bush, this is only the second time I’ve seen such a fight.

“Only under rare circumstances when two animals are equally matched, will they actually fight using their large majestic horns.

“They fought for 20 minutes before one unexpectedly turned and ran away.”

Ordinarily kudus establish their dominance with a lateral display, which involves males showing off their good lucks and posture.