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The common Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus) is a one of the 5 species of the sub family Alcelaphinae in the family Bovidae. They are very large in size. The females are smaller with smaller horns as well. Male’s horns play an important part in sparring and defense. They are both a dark brown colour, male and female, and they have white underbellies. In the wild, they can live up to 15 years but this has been decreased drastically due to over hunting. They are very social and prefer to live in big herds.

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Tsessebe Fullmounts – DD141

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• Tsessebe can run at a maximum of 80kph.
• The name comes from the Tswana name for the species: ‘tshesebe’.
• They are very territorial.
• Their gestation period is 8 to 9 months


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.


They prefer grasslands, savannahs and open woodlands. They usually feed in the morning and later again that afternoon and rest during the periods they don’t eat. They travel up to 5 km to find a source of water. They feed on grasses, as they are mostly grazers, but eat fruit, stems, roots and twigs too.