As international leaders in superior taxidermy, our team have produced over 150 000 exquisite trophies at the Life-Form studios. With an in-depth understanding of African game and their habitat, our expert craftsmen work with painstaking attention to detail, ensuring that your trophy will be recognised among the finest in the world.
The Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri), also known as the Waller’s gazelle, is a long-necked species of antelope. Gerenuk means “giraffe-necked” in the Somali language. They have incredibly long legs which are used for sprinting long distances away from predators.Both sexes have medium brown coats with pale underbellies. They have black tipped tails and very slender necks. They have very long legs and this is an advantage when running away from predators but they can be more susceptible to leg fractures.
• For about the first week, a gerenuk calf stays curled up, hidden from predators.
• In ancient African Tribe tales, the gerenuk has often been crowned ‘Queen of Humbleness.
• Gerenuk reproduce throughout the year.There have been numerous occasions in which the gerenuk actually snapped their long legs due to tripping and stumbling along the floor.
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.
The Gerenuk prefers to live in the desert and Savannah. They eat from the taller tree branches because of their long legs and can survive in the drier areas as they get their moisture from the food they consume.Grasses and prickly bushes are also enjoyed by the Gerenuks. Gerenuks are considered as very humble and kind animals as they will always help other gerenuks in need. Gerenuks are often prey for Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards.