African Taxidermy Mounts for Sale - Kudu
A very attractive looking Kudu taxidermy pedestal mount. This African Kudu is mounted nicely on a triangular wood base with the animals hide on all 4 sides of the base, in recessed panels. The animal itself is positioned alert and upright with a slight head turn to the left. The horns are somewhat symmetrical and measure in at 37". Coloring throughout is very nice with a pronounced chevron across the eye area, and a very nice front mane in beautiful coloring. This Kudu receives our "Nice" taxidermy quality rating and would make a fine addition to the trophy room, business lobby, or African safari theme decor.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsicerosSize: 83" tall x 32" wide x 37" deep.
Weight: 46 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.
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.