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African Kudu horn skull plate

African Kudu horn skull plate
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African Kudu Horns Skull Plate

$129-00


Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / skull

Size: 70cm - 90cm (H)

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African Kudu horn skull plate

Size: 70cm - 90cm (H)

A Set of Kudu horns attached to the skull plate and ready for mounting onto a shield or backboard. A skull plate is a partial skull attached to horns and not a full skull. The Kudu horn set can easily be mounted and is in grade A condition. 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. Kudu horn skull plate

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

African Kudu Skull Plate - smaller
Kudu horns skull plate smaller

$69-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / skull

Size: 50-60cm (H)

 

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African Loose Natural Kudu Horns
African Loose Natural Kudu Horns

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn

Size: 75 - 80cm (L)

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African Kudu Horns & Skull
African Kudu Horns  Skull

$189-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / skull

Size: 70cm - 90cm (H)

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African Kudu Horns & Skull
African Kudu Horns  Skull

$179-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / skull

Size: 85cm (H - horn size measured in straigt line)

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Your will receive the exact skull in the picture (nose piece missing)

African Kudu hide

Kudu hide - skin

 

$190-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Leather / hide

Size: 170cm x 130cm (L x W)

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Kudu Hide Cushions
Kudu hide / skin cushion

$65-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Kudu hide

Size: 40cm x 40cm

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African Loose Natural Kudu Horn on Stand
African Loose Natural Kudu Horn on stand

$59-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn

Size: 75 - 90cm (L)

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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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