African Gemsbok skull
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African Gemsbok Horns & Skull
Region: South Africa
Material: Skull & Horns
Size: 1.25m (L)
African Gemsbok skull
Size: 1.25m (L) - total length including the skull
A set of African Gemsbuck horns (called Gemsbok in South Africa) with skull that are ready to mount onto a back board. The Gemsbok horn and skull is of A grade quality and the horns have been removed from the skull so that it can be been cleaned, treated and whitened. The horns are then reattached to the skull. We hand select all our Gemsbok skull/horns so we guarantee only the finest quality horns available to you.
All our Gemsbok horns skulls have been obtained through legal culls done by conservation authorities in South Africa.
The Gemsbok is known in South Africa as the Gemsbok and internationally as the Gemsbuck or Oryx. All African Gemsbok skull, horns and skins / hides require permits for export purposes. The price of the permit is included in the shipping cost.
We are registered with KZN Wildlife in South Africa who are our local conservation authorities in our area and who we obtain the documents to allow the skull to be sent around the world.
All sizes listed are approximate. Because of the nature of African animals Gemsbok horns there will be slight variations from one Gemsbok horn to the next, so the Gemsbok horn you receive will be similar to the picture but not identical
Facts about this animal
Also known as Oryx.....
The Gemsbok or Gemsbuck is a large antelope in the Oryx genus. It is native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, such as the Kalahari Desert in Namibia and is found in south-west Africa, occurring in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The most distinctive features of this heavily built antelope are its long, rapier-shaped horns and striking black and white facial markings . The beautiful horns of the Gemsbok are sought after as charms in many cultures and were even sold as unicorn horns in medieval England . The body is fawn-grey with a black stripe along the side separating the upperparts from the white underparts, and there are extensive black areas on its upper legs. The Gemsbok has a long, horse-like tail, and whilst both sexes possess the impressive horns, those of the male are shorter and more robust than the female’s.
Gemsbok generally occur in semi-arid to arid grasslands and bushlands, sandy and stony plains, dunes and alkaline flats; they also inhabit light woodland.
The Gemsbok is highly valued as a trophy animal and is an important component of game hunting activities. Ironically, it is this hunting activity, and the economic contribution it makes to the countries in which it occurs, which ensures that population numbers are maintained. The majority of the population currently occurs within national parks and private land, and whilst the Gemsbok is not considered to yet be threatened with extinction, it is somewhat reliant on its continued existence within these areas.
- Swahili Name: Choroa
- Scientific Name: Oryx gazella
- Common Name: Oryx
- Size: 47 inches at the shoulder
- Weight: 250 to 390 pounds
- Lifespan: 20 years
- Habitat: Dry plains
- Diet: Grazers
- Gestation: 8 to 81/2 months
- Predators: Lions, cheetahs,wild dogs, hyenas
Conservation status: Least concern / abundant