African Greater Kudu Taxidermy Mount - Euro
Striking African Kudu European skull and antler mount for sale. Skull is mounted on a nicely finished wooden plaque. The horns are detachable for ease of transport and 53" on the left and 47" on the right around the curl. This amazing piece is rated "Excellent." A must have mount for the trophy room, hunting lodge, cabin or classroom.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Size: 48" tall x 28" wide x 22" deep.
Weight: 16 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, well anchored 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.