The Bushbuck is a small antelope found in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are shy and elusive creatures but are widely distributed around sub-Saharan Africa. Both sexes have the same markings on their ears, chin, tails and legs. They are solitary animals and mature males usually avoid other mature males.
They live in rain forests and bush savannas. They need water every few days but can survive in dew or moisture from the grasses they feed on. Besides grass, they enjoy shrubs, herbs and fallen fruit.
Females keep their offspring well hidden until they are old enough to follow their Mothers. Their main predator is Lion, Leopard and Wild Dogs while the young are also preyed upon by Eagles, Servals and Pythons.
Taxidermy (Hunting Bushbuck):
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 Bushbuck:
The calf does not follow its mother around until 4 months of age
They are very good swimmers
A female and her calf will often play, running around in circles