Mounted Polished Hartebeest Polished

Appearance – The red Hartebeest is a large, reddish-fawn antelope with sloping back and long narrow face. Both sexes have heavily ringed horns. Of the 12 subspecies described in Africa, the red Hartebeest is the only one which occurs in South Africa. Due to re-introduction onto game farms and nature reserves, it has a wider distribution today. Adult bulls weigh 150kg and measure 1.3m at the shoulders, while cows only weight 120kg.

Diet – Red Hartebeest is predominantly a grazing species which prefers medium-height grass stands, and relishes free re-growth after veldt fires or rain.

Behaviour – Territorial bulls often present themselves on prominent mounds and mark their territories with dung piles. The red Hartebeest is swift on foot and gregarious, occurring in herds of upto 30. To see an unusual encounter of a red Hartebeest with a cyclist.

Where they are found – preferred habitat is the dry, acid regions of Namibia, the Kalahari, southern Botswana and north-western South Africa.

SKU: SCULL-FS-H/B-POL Categories: ,

Description

Dimensions :

85cm H x 25cm W x 30cm D (approx)