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'Shoulder Mount Tahr' by Louise & Vern Pearson

Breakthrough Magazine
Issue 98
Devoted to the serious wildlife artist.

Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) in New Zealand: A mature bull tahr's body is dark brown to black in color with the belly urine-stained to a rusty yellow color. But most impressive, and as much a trophy in itself as the horns, is the mane of a mature bull: It is most spectacular in the rut, and best from May to the end of August with magnificent long, straw-colored hair that can be up to 30cm (12 inches) long. The greatest challenge facing a taxidermist is to get the mane to stand up like rays around the sun. Only a live mature bull tahr masters this to perfection.
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