African Hunting Trophies for Sale - Greater Kudu
Extraordinary African Greater Kudu taxidermy shoulder mount for sale. This Kudu is mounted upright with his head facing straight forward. He has exquisite coloring; browns, grays, and cream are visible throughout with a very predominant chevron on the face. Huge ears and horns and both are symmetrical. The horns measure 46 1/2" with bases of 10". This mount is so pristine that it has been given the taxidermy quality rating of "Premier." A perfect piece for a trophy room with a safari theme.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Size: 57" tall x 24" wide x 43" deep
Weight: 38 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, heavy duty screw.
Ships for free!
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.