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African Kudu horn skull plate mounted on shield

African Kudu horn skull mounted on shield
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African Kudu Horns Skull Plate

$189-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / skull

Size: 70cm - 90cm (H)

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African Kudu horn skull plate mounted on shield

Size: 70cm - 90cm (H)

A set of African Kudu horns with skull plate mounted onto a shield and ready to hang. A skull plate is a partial skull attached to horns and not a full skull. The kudu horns can rage in size and we have stock of horns that range in size for 30'-36'. The kudu is found commonly within game reserves and usually are found in groups of about 10 Kudu with a dominant male and the rest female. The kudu is one of the larger antelopes and is easily recognized by the large spiraled horns that grow longer with age.

The kudu also have a soft hide , that has white stripes that run down the back towards the belly The Kudu also has large ears and a good sense of smell so that they can easily hear and smell when a predator is near.

All our Kudu horns have been legally obtain through local game reserves and local conservation authorities. All our game and game products are exported with permits so you can feel assured that the Kudu horn and skull has not been poached or obtained through illegal means.African Kudu

All Kudu hides require permits for export purposes. The price of the permit is included in the shipping cost.

All sizes listed are approximate. The Kudu skull you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or pattern from the n Kudu skull shown in the picture because of the nature African Kudu skulls each one 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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To view other items crafted from Kudu products click the images above

Facts about this animal

Kudu, a very unique and beautiful animal, belongs to the group of antelopes. The range of kudu stretches from eastern to southern areas, and includes Ethiopia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Kenya, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Lesser kudu and greater kudu are the two species belonging to the kudu family. These species have almost similar features, except their sizes as lesser kudu are smaller than greater kudu. Kudu are diurnal that means they remain active in the day and sleep at night while during summers they usually prefer to stay hidden at only one area in the woodland.

Areas with abundant supply of water like rocky hillsides and thick bushveld are their preferred places. Their presence around these areas invites predators like, lions, leopards, and hunting dogs. But, the whole herd is alerted when any of these senses an attack from the predators. Kudu don’t have enough stamina to run fast and for a long time, so they hide themselves in bushes and keep on standing still.

The hierarchy among kudu males is usually determined by age and size. Males of about the same size and age engage in sparring contests in which they approach one another slowly, lock horns and push back and forth until one gives up. Usually no serious injuries result, but remains of animals have been found where the two combatants had locked horns in such a way that they could not disengage. Dominance is usually quickly and peacefully determined by a lateral display in which one male stands sideways in front of the other and makes himself look as large as possible. If the other is suitably impressed, dominance is established.

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Scientific classification

  • Swahili Name: Tandala Mkubwa and Tandala Ndogo
  • Scientific Name: Tragelaphus strepsiceros
  • Size: 140cm (greater kudu)
  • Weight: 250kgs (greater kudu)
  • Lifespan: 7 to 8 years in the wild and up to 23 years in captivity
  • Habitat: Habitat: Dense bush or forest
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Gestation: Up to 9 months
  • Predators: leopards, hunting dogs, spotted hyenas, humans

Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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