African Kudu Taxidermy Mount for Sale
African Kudu taxidermy wall pedestal mount. Poised in a natural position with the head turned left to look out into the room. Thick hair is in varying shades of gray, brown and cream. Marvelous heavy symmetrical horns measure over 50" long. Taxidermy quality on this spectacular mount earns our highest rating of "Premier". A must have for the African hunting trophy room.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Size: 65" tall x 40" wide x 34" deep .
Weight: 37 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from two, well anchored, heavy duty screws.
Ships freight carrier in a secure wooden crate.
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.