Oribi

ORIBI

ORIBI FULL MOUNT

About the Oribi:

The Oribi (Ourebia ourebi) is a very small, slender antelope. Their backs are a yellow-brown colour and their hairs are quite rough. They are very small in size and often fall pretty to cheetahs, wild dogs and caracals.

Their young are also targeted quite often and are taken by genets and eagles mostly. They aren’t social and are usually found in pairs, searching for food during the mornings as they prefer to stay out of the midday sun.

Oribi Habitat:

They are usually found in grasslands and bushed country throughout Southern Africa. They are grazers and enjoy eating short grasses and roots, foliage and stems.

They are often seen in veld that has just suffered a fire, returning to find and eat the freshly grown green grass. They require salt in their diet and make use of natural salt licks.

Taxidermy (Hunting Oribi):

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 Oribi:

  • Their average lifespan is 8-12 years in the wild
  • They occasionally cause damage to wheat and oat crops because the crops resemble their own food