African Hartebeest skull plate
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Red Hartebeest Skull Plate
Region: South Africa
Material: Skull plate Horns
Size: 32cm (L)
African Hartebeest skull plate
Size: 32cm (Straight line - not following the curve)
A beautiful African Red Hartebeest skull plate. A skull plate is a partial skull attached to horns and not a full skull
This African Red Hartebeest skull plate that has been cleaned and treated and ready for export. The Red Hartebeest skull plate is of A grade quality with the horns oiled and perfectly formed without any holes.
African Hartebeest skulls are obtained during the culling season in South Africa and all African Hartebeest skulls are CITES approved to ensure that there has been no illegal culling or poaching of these skulls. All Hartebeest skulls hides require export permits for export purposes. The price of the permit is included in the shipping cost.
All sizes listed are approximate. The Hartebeest skull you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or pattern from the Hartebeest shown in the picture because of the nature n Hartebeest skull..
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.
Facts about this animal
A large, fawn coloured antelope that at first glance seems strangely misshapen and less elegant than other antelopes. The Hartebeest, also known as kongoni, is clumsy in appearance, it is hump shouldered with a sloping back, slim legs and a long, narrow face. The Hartebeest is one of the fastest antelopes and most enduring runners. These qualities give it the name "Hartebeest" (which means tough ox).
There are 8 subspecies of Hartebeest that can be found in the eastern, southern and western parts of Africa. (Hartebeest inhabits open grasslands, sparsely wooded areas and savannas.
(Hartebeest is covered with short coat that can be tan, golden brown, reddish brown or nearly black colored. Dark-brown or black tail is covered with long hairs. Both males and females have curved, 45cm to 70cm long horns. They are closely set to each other at the base and covered with rings on the bottom part. Females live in small groups composed of 5 to 12 animals. Mature males live solitary life. Animals of both sex gather in large groups during dry periods of year when food and water become scarce.
Hartebeest can reproduce all year round in the wet areas or during the rainy season (when food is abundant) in arid regions.Even though young Hartebeest depends on the mother's milk only during the first 4 months of its life, it usually stays with its mother until the age of 3 years. Young males leave their native herds and gather in bachelor herds before they become strong enough to occupy their own territories and start to reproduce.
- Swahili Name: Kongoni
- Scientific Name: Alcelaphus buselaphus
- Size: 120cm at the shoulder
- Weight: 75kg to 160kgs
- Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
- Habitat: Open plains
- Diet: Herbivorous/grazer
- Gestation: 8 months
- Predators: Cheetahs, jackals, lions, hyenas, leopards,hunting dogs, humans
Conservation status: Least concern / abundant (Red Hartebeest)