African Taxidermy for Sale - Greater Kudu
Stunning Greater Kudu taxidermy pedestal mount for sale. This Kudu is mounted on a nicely colored 3 leg pedestal stand with groove type designs.The animal is positioned upright and tall with its head held high and attentive with a slight head turn to the left. Coloring on this animal is nice, with pronounced coloring in the ears as well as a nicely pronounced chevron in white on the face. Horns measure in at an impressive 50" with near perfect symmetry. Facial detailing on this Kudu is also done very nicely. Taxidermy craftsmanship quality rating of "Excellent". This would be a perfect piece for the trophy room, african decor theme room or business lobby.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsicerosSize: 82" tall x 32" wide x 49" deep.
Weight: 65 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.