1777G. ForsterVoy. round WorldI. 84The Coodoo, or Kolben’s bock ohne namen (goat without a name).
1785G. Forstertr. ofSparrman’s Voy. Cape G.H.II. 213Koedoe is the name given by the colonists to a beautiful tall gazel with long and slender shanks.
1789W. PatersonNarr. of Four Journeys 27We found here many..Koedoes...These animals are about the size, or rather larger than our deer, and of a mouse colour, with three white stripes over the back; the male has very large twisted horns.
1801W. SomervilleNarr. of E. Cape Frontier (1979) 133The horns differ from all the antelope species..but has something of the spiral turn of the Coodoos Horn.
1802Sporting Mag.XX. 141The n’gou and koudou are also inhabitants of Caffraria.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 337Antilope strepsiceros, of modern writers. The Hottentot name is written Koedoe, according to Dutch orthography: Kudu, in German: and Koodoo or Coodoo in English.
1835T.H. Bowker Journal. 14 Oct.Go a shooting but find nothing but spoors of cuddu Sea Cow & &.
1854R.B. StruthersHunting Jrnl (1991) 45Presently we fell in with some Koodus..a buck & doe of which I shot — they are splendid Buck & have magnificent horns (the male).
1874D. LivingstoneLast JrnlsI. 161I got a fine male Kudu.
1879R.J. AtcherleyTrip to Boërland 155Advancing..with their beautiful spiral horns towering high above them, were two magnificent koodoos.
1896R. WardRec. of Big Game 204Although one of the largest of the antelopes,..it is astonishing how, in bushy country, this animal is able to conceal itself.
1900W.L. SclaterMammals of S. Afr.II. 245The Kudus..seem to be particularly fond of rocky and stony hills covered with thick thorny shrubs, but are also found along the densely wooded river banks.
1929D. ReitzCommando 127Koodoo comes from the Xhosa word Qhude. Non-Xhosas finding it difficult to pronounce the aspirated click qh went on and pronounced it as koo-.
1936C. BirkbyThirstland Treks 296The old hunter spoke of..the kudu’s graceful horns and stripes.
1947L. HastingsDragons Are Extra 176A Kudu bull with his great spiral horns a good sixty inches long.
1951A. RobertsMammals 308The Kudu occurs usually in the rather dry acacia veld, seldom far from water.
1951D. Lessing inD. WrightS. Afr. Stories (1960) 99It was more than the ordinary farm living-room. There were koodoo horns branching out over the fireplace, and a bundle of knobkerries hung on a nail.
1971Daily Dispatch 2 Sept. 2At night, the car lights attract the kudu, which then tend to jump on to the vehicle. With these animals weighing up to 800 lbs, severe damage can be inflicted and lives endangered.
1985T. Baron inFrontline Feb. 31That’s how it is with potjiekos. Steenbok is best but anything else will do..kudu, springbok, warthog.
1990Farmer’s Weekly 8 June 41Species available to hunters today include impala, kudu.
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