Mounted African Blue Wildebeest Taxidermy for Sale
Impressive African Blue Wildebeest shoulder mount. Natural and relaxed pose, looking downward. Heavy horns with a great hook and an outside spread of 27". Good hair with very nice shading, and a thick beard. The taxidermy quality is rated at "Excellent.". Classic hunting trophy of Africa.
Scientific Name: Connochaetes taurinus
Size: 32" tall x 29" deep x 27" wide
Weight: 44 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, heavy duty screw.
Ships in a secure wood crate.
Information About the Blue Wildebeest – Connochaetes taurinus
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The blue wildebeest also referred to as the common wildebeest or brindled gnu is a large African antelope. There are two species, the blue and black. Safari Club International recognizes four sub-species, including the Blue, Cookson, Nyasa and White-bearded wildebeest.
These large antelope have powerful front shoulders, giving it a bull-like appearance and large head. Wildebeest can weigh up to 600 pounds and stand 4.5 feet at the shoulder. Both male and female grow horns that curve outward and hook back inward, ending in sharp points, with the bulls being much heavier. The wildebeest is bluish gray with dark vertical stripes and a dark shaggy mane and a long tail. They have a beard that varies in color with the sub-species from white to black.
Wildebeest are found on the grassy savanna and woodlands of eastern, southern, and central Africa. Massive herds are found on the Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya, where they migrate hundreds of miles in search of fresh grass. Wildebeest herds are often accompanied by zebras. They are active night and day, grazing on grass, shoots, and leaves. Wildebeest are preyed upon by all of the African big predators, including lions, hyena and wild dogs.