The lesser kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis) is a forest antelope found in East Africa. Tragelaphus, derives from Greek word tragos, meaning a male goat, and elaphos, which means a deer, while the specific name imberbis comes from the Latin term meaning unbearded, referring to this kudu's lack of mane. It has a white stripe running down its back with 11 to 14 stripes coming off it and down the animal's side. Large ears allow for enhanced listening abilities and predator detection. Lesser kudu live in the arid and semi-arid areas of north-eastern Africa, including parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.