African Big Game Head - Greater Kudu
Superb Greater Kudu taxidermy mount. Upright, alert pose with a slight turn to the left. Good hair with thick mane in great shades. Quality detailing and nice symmetrical horns average 50 inches. The taxidermy quality is rated at "Excellent". A great acquisition for the Safari themed trophy room.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Size: 59" tall x 32" wide x 32" deep.
Weight: 36 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, well anchored heavy duty screw.
Ships in a secure wood crate.
About the African Greater Kudu
The greater kudu is considered by many to be the most handsome of the spiral horn antelopes, which includes the bongo, eland, nyala, bushbuck, and sitatunga.
Kudu, both the greater kudu and its close cousin the lesser kudu, have stripes and spots on the body, and most have a chevron of white hair on the forehead between the eyes.
Greater kudu bulls have long, spiral horns; occasionally a female will have small ones. The greater kudu's horns are spectacular and can grow as long as 72 inches, making 2 1/2 graceful twists. These beautifully shaped horns have long been prized in Africa for use as musical instruments, honey containers, and symbolic ritual objects. In some cultures, the horns are thought to be the dwelling places of powerful spirits, and in others, they are a symbol of male potency. The horns are seldom used in defense against predators; nor are they an impediment in wooded habitats-the kudu tilts the chin up and lays the horns against the back, moving easily through dense bush.