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African Blesbuck horn skull plate

African Blesbuck horn skull plate
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African Blesbok Horns Skull Plate

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / skull plate

Size: 40cm (L)

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African Blesbuck horn skull plate

Size: 40cm (L)

African Blesbok skull plateAn African Blesbuck horn skull plate that originates from South Africa that has been treated, cleaned and ready for export. The Blesbok skull plate can easily be attached to a shield. A skull plate is only part of a skull with horns attached and not a full skull.. African Blesbuck is known as a Blesbok in South Africa and is a medium antelope that is related to the Bontebok. The Blesbuck has a purplish color fur and a distinctive white forehead.

The Blesbuck is found in large quantifies in most South Africa game reserves in large herds in open grasslands.

All sizes listed are approximate. The Blesbok skull you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or pattern from the Blesbok skull shown in the picture because of the nature African animal skull each skull is unique.

We are registered with KZN Wildlife in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa who are our local conservation authorities in our area, we obtain any documentation needed from them for any items that is needed for your country. You can feel assured that you have bought from a legal, registered trader.

If you are looking for other African game skulls return to our main African animal skulls page

Other styles skulls available on our main skull horns page

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Facts about this animal

Blesbok were an easy source of meat to the early settlers and were hunted close to extermination by the turn of the century. Today, they have been widely re-introduced and their range has been extended into Zimbabwe and Namibia by game farmers although they are indigenous to South Africa.

Blesbok are medium-sized antelope with short, fairly straight, ringed horns carried by both males and females. They have a brown neck and back which becomes darker towards the middle and back of the body. They have a typical white blaze on their muzzle and small dash of white between their horns.

  • Body length: 140–160 cm (4.6-5.3 ft)
  • Shoulder height: 85–100 cm (2.8-3.3 ft)
  • Tail length: 30–45 cm (12-18 in)
  • Weight: 55–80 kg (121-176 lb)

The structure of a population consists of:

Family groups of 20-120 with sub-adult females of all ages, young males of 1-2 years and post-mature ewes
harem groups of 4-25 socially mature ewes >2.5 years and their lambs of 10-18 months, and sometimes associated with a territorial ram
bachelor groups of sub-adult rams, 2-4 years, and occasionally one or two adult rams, >4 years.
adult ram groups of 20-120 with non-territorial adult rams, 4-8 years, and post-mature rams >8 years
solitary territorial rams, 4-8 years

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Scientific classification

  • Scientific Name: Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi
  • Size: Shoulder 140-160cm
  • Weight: Male = weigh 65-75 kg ; Female = 65-65 kg
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years in the wild
  • Habitat: highveld, open grassveld / grassland with water
  • Diet: Grazers
  • Gestation: 8 months
  • Predators: Lions, cheetahs, hyenas, leopards, humans

Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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