Red Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus caama or A. caama
Shoulder - slight turn to the left
Highveld Taxidermists - South Africa

This is an exceptional Red Hartebeest mount, beautiful colouring and great horn length (approximately 23 inches).

The Red Hartebeest is a species of even-toed ungulate in the family Bovidae found in Southern Africa.  It is a large African antelope of the family Bovidae, one of ten subspecies; it is sometimes treated as a separate species, A. caama. Commonly known as the Red Hartebeest, it is the most colorful Hartebeest, with black markings contrasting against its white abdomen and behind. It has a longer face that other subspecies, with complex curving horns joined at the base. The average weight of a male is about 150 kg.

Hartebeests have an excellent sense of hearing and smell, although their sense of sight is poor. When alarmed, hartebeests elude confusion before running, by which they can reach a maximum speed of 55 km/h.