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 Lechwe (Kobus leche) is a small golden-brown antelope. They have white underbellies and the males are usually darker in colour. Their horns are lyre-shaped and only belong to the males. Females do not have any horns at all.Their coat hairs are short and rough and their legs are long and slender. The head is characterized by a small naked rhinarium. Their tails are fairly long and have a black tuft of hair at the end.
• “Basterwaterbok” is the Afrikaans name.
• Females are smaller and lighter than the males.
• They have a gestation period of 215 days
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 Lechwe are found in Zambia, Botswana and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They travel in herds and are diurnal. The herds usually consist of one sex but during mating season they mix. Herds may have thousands of members as these animals are very social.They prefer marshy areas and use knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered in a water-repellant substance that helps them run very quickly when they are knee-deep in water. They feed upon semi-aquatic plants.