Record Book Blesbok Mount - SCI Gold Medal
Trophy caliber African Blesbok taxidermy mount. Gorgeous Blesbok is mounted on an upright form with head turned to the right. Beautiful, sleek hair with rich coloring of white, brown and tan. Horns average 17" with 6 1/2" bases qualify this Blesbok as a Safari Club International Gold Medal Record Book trophy. This animal earns our taxidermy rating of "Excellent". Great African theme decor item or a nice piece for the collector.
Scientific Name: Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi
Size: 37" tall x 14" wide x 18" deep.
Weight: 11 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from a single screw.
Information About the Blesbok – Damaliscus pygargus
Physically, rams and ewes are similar in appearance. A characteristic of the blesbok is the prominent white blaze on the face, separated by a brown band above the eyes. The common blesbok has a mostly reddish-brown colored coat with a lighter color on the saddle and an even lighter shade on the rump. The underside is white. Mature rams weigh around 150 pounds and females weigh around 120 pounds. A mature ram will stand 40 inches tall at the shoulder. Horns on a big mature ram will average 15 inches, with a 20-inch topping the record book. Both sexes carry straw colored horns, ringed almost to the tip. Female horns are slightly more slender.
Native only to South Africa, the blesbok is a must-have animal on most South African plains game safaris. Though there are only one species of blesbok, they are divided into two “breeds”, the common blesbok and the white blesbok. Though both are native only to South Africa, they have been introduced in a few other countries. The only difference between the two is their color. White blesbok is virtually all white, which is the result of selective breeding.
Blesbok prefer to live on the open grasslands and avoid areas of dense brush. They are primarily grazing animals and normally live in herds of up to 25 individuals.