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African Blesbok horn salad servers

African Blesbok horn salad servers
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African Blesbok Horn Salad Servers

$59-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Warthog tusk

Size: 35cm (L)

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African Blesbok horn salad servers

Size: 35cm (L)

An African handcrafted polished Blesbok horn Salad server set. This salad server set has the handle of the spoon and fork set with a polished Blesbok horn.

The Blesbok (or Blesbuck) horn is a magnificent small horn that is formed in a diamond style with the horn going from a narrow point outwards and back into each other and has been used in many African art decor designs such as lamps and furniture.

Because of the nature of the Blesbok horns the horns will be similar to the picture but not identical as no two horns will be the exact as each other.

All our horns are obtained through legal gather by conservation authorities in South Africa so you can be assured that the horns you get are legal

We are registered with KZN Wildlife in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa who are our local conservation authorities in our area, we obtain any documentation needed from them for any items that is needed for your country. You can feel assured that you have bought from a legal, registered trader.

Because of the nature of this type of products the pictures on this page are not the actual item you will receive The product will be similar with slight differences in size, look or color.

If you are looking for other African game skulls return to our main African animal skulls page

Other styles skulls available on our main skull horns page

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Facts about this animal

Blesbok were an easy source of meat to the early settlers and were hunted close to extermination by the turn of the century. Today, they have been widely re-introduced and their range has been extended into Zimbabwe and Namibia by game farmers although they are indigenous to South Africa.

Blesbok are medium-sized antelope with short, fairly straight, ringed horns carried by both males and females. They have a brown neck and back which becomes darker towards the middle and back of the body. They have a typical white blaze on their muzzle and small dash of white between their horns.

  • Body length: 140–160 cm (4.6-5.3 ft)
  • Shoulder height: 85–100 cm (2.8-3.3 ft)
  • Tail length: 30–45 cm (12-18 in)
  • Weight: 55–80 kg (121-176 lb)

The structure of a population consists of:

Family groups of 20-120 with sub-adult females of all ages, young males of 1-2 years and post-mature ewes
harem groups of 4-25 socially mature ewes >2.5 years and their lambs of 10-18 months, and sometimes associated with a territorial ram
bachelor groups of sub-adult rams, 2-4 years, and occasionally one or two adult rams, >4 years.
adult ram groups of 20-120 with non-territorial adult rams, 4-8 years, and post-mature rams >8 years
solitary territorial rams, 4-8 years

Factsheet

Scientific classification

  • Scientific Name: Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi
  • Size: Shoulder 140-160cm
  • Weight: Male = weigh 65-75 kg ; Female = 65-65 kg
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years in the wild
  • Habitat: highveld, open grassveld / grassland with water
  • Diet: Grazers
  • Gestation: 8 months
  • Predators: Lions, cheetahs, hyenas, leopards, humans

Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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