African Greater Kudu Taxidermy Mount for Sale
This regal African Greater Kudu shoulder mount is a monster! Fully 63 1/2" tall with his left horn measuring 37" and his right 36", he is a big fella. He is beautifully colored in lighter-than-usual shades of tan, brown, gray and white and posed in an upright, alert pose facing straight ahead. The detailing of the face and ears is very nice. There is a minor gap between the horns and the cape that is not visible when the mount is hung in a normal position. Consequently, we have rated this mount as Nice. Don't miss this opportunity to acquire a classic African hunting trophy for your home, office or safari-themed bar, restaurant or other venue at a discount price.
Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Size: 63 1/2" tall x 33" wide x 32" deep.
Weight: approx 43 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, well anchored, heavy duty screw.
Ships freight carrier. Ships in a secure wood 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.