African Wildlife Paintings - Original Oil Painting of Kudu
Dimensions of Oil Painting
56cm x 71cm (22"w x 28"h)
Title - ' Kudu Rock Painting '
African Wildlife Painting of Kudu
This oil painting of a Kudu is inspired by ancient rock paintings and was done on a stretched canvas with a painted raised edge of about 1,4 inches - the painting can therefore be hanged as is and you do not have to spend anything more on a frame for the oil painting.
Some facts about the Kudu
The Kudu can be found in the central and southern parts of Africa
where they prefer rocky hill country or bush covered plains. The
male Kudu can grow up to a height of 1,4 meters with the females
reaching heights of 1,2 meters. Males weigh between 200 and 260
kg and females weigh between 150 and 160 kg. Only the males have
wide spiraling horns which are used in combat with other males
over mating rights. These combats sometimes lead to the horns
being inextricably locked which inevitably leads to the starvation
of the animals. The males form bachelor herds or move about on
their own, joining the females only during mating season.
The Kudu is an expert when it comes to concealment and it prefers the densest bush. This antelope is well known for its jumping ability and can leap at ease to a height of two meters from a standstill position. The Kudu is preyed on by Lions, Leopards, and Wild Dogs and have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Calving takes place annually from February to March when the grass is at its longest. In regions close to the equator mating peaks as the rain ends and calving peaks during the rainy season. The gestation period is nine months and females may conceive as early as two years before maturing. Males mature at around five years after which they still keep on growing.
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