African Taxidermy for Sale - Kudu
A beautifully done Greater Kudu taxidermy mount for sale. This Kudu pedestal mount was done very well, positioned upright on a nice triangular wood base, with the hide/fur from the animal inlaid on the panels and the head facing slight right. Horns measure in at 49" with a solid curl and near perfect symmetry. Very nice hair, with good coloring and fluffy neck fringe. Pronounced white markings throughout, with distinct chevron across snout. Taxidermy quality rated "Excellent". This piece of art will make a great floor trophy room piece, or safari theme decor item.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsicerosSize: 81" tall x 37" wide x 52" deep.
Weight: 75 lbs.
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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.
Kudus, 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 for 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.