The Nyala, or Inyala (Nyala angasii or Tragelaphus angasii), is a spiral-horned antelope. The males are highly demanded as game animals in South Africa. Both sexes have white stripes all over their bodies but the males are a much darker brown colour compared to the light caramel-brown of the female Nyala.
Only the male Nyala’s have horns. Adult males are also much larger than females. Their gestation period is about 8 months.
The Nyalas habitat lies in South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and Botswana. They prefer dense woodlands and thickets near watering holes.
The Nyala feeds by both grazing and browsing and feeds on leaves, fruit and flowers. During the rainy season they feed upon grass and they often stay near watering holes as they need a regular intake of water.
Taxidermy (Hunting Nyala):
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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 Nyala:
Lifespan of the average Nyala is about 19 years
They are most numerous in the Kruger National Park in South Africa
The juvenile males look like females and often spectators are confused