Kudu

KUDU

KUDU FULL MOUNT

KUDU PEDESTAL MOUNT

KUDU WALL PEDESTAL MOUNT

KUDU SHOULDER MOUNT

KUDU SHIELD MOUNT

KUDU MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

KUDU SKIN

About the Kudu:

There are 2 species of Kudu: The greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) and the lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis). Both of these species have white spots and stripes all over their dusty-brown coats as well as they both have horns.

The greater Kudu’s horns are far bigger and the females all have slightly smaller horns. The name originates from the Afrikaans word “Koedoe”. They are not social creatures and prefer in live in solitary. Sometimes males will form small bachelor groups but this is not always the case.

Kudu Habitat:

Lesser Kudu’s are found in Savannahs near the Acacia and Commiphora shrubs while the greater Kudu’s are found in bushlands and woodlands They feed on leaves and shoots from a variety of different plants as they are browsers.

In dry seasons they eat fruit and wild Watermelon and this is how they get their liquid. Lions, cheetahs and wild dogs prey on the young Kudu mostly.

Taxidermy (Hunting Kudu):

Thorough preparation is the key factor to ensuring a high-quality final product. All hides are tanned and oiled using the world’s very best available chemicals and processes to ensure permanence and longevity.

Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.

Only the finest materials and 30 years of professional experience are used in defining your trophies in a whole new way. The final trophies are almost Life-Formed. When the restoration is required, every effort is made to repair cuts and abrasions, and to minimise bullet damage. Natural scarring is kept unless otherwise requested.

Facts about the Kudu:

  • Kudus were highly susceptible to the Rinderpest virus and Rabies in times of drought.
  • Kudu horns are highly prized by hunters as they are quite long, measuring up to 1 metre in height
  • The kudu markings help to camouflage them
  • A Kudu hoof is often used as a musical instrument