Lot HNC01

The Nile crocodile Head

Specifications:

Location:

South Africa

Size:

60 x 80 cm with wood ¨

Weight:

18.5 kg

Material:

wood base | natural leather

Available in Dubai

10.000 $

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Discover the majesty of the Nile crocodile with our exceptional gallery exhibit – a meticulously recreated head showcasing the unparalleled artistry of one of the world’s finest taxidermists.

The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) stands as a colossal reptile within the true crocodile family, securing its place as the largest among the three African crocodile species and the second-largest globally, surpassed only by the saltwater crocodile. Inhabiting the apex position in African aquatic and semi-aquatic ecosystems, adults of this remarkable species can confront formidable animals such as black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, African buffalo, eland, and lion.

Characterized by its distinctive features, the Nile crocodile boasts short legs positioned on the sides of its body, scaly skin adorned with rows of bony plates, a robust tail, and formidable jaws. Equipped with a third eyelid for underwater protection and specialized glands near its eyes for «crocodile tears,» this species showcases evolutionary marvels. With nostrils, ears, and eyes strategically positioned on the top of its head, the Nile crocodile can submerge almost entirely in water, leaving these essential senses above the surface.

Camouflaged by its natural coloring, the Nile crocodile is a master of disguise in its habitat. Possessing exceptional hearing and a rich vocal range, this creature’s skin is adorned with receptors responsive to changes in water pressure, temperature, and chemical composition. Its powerful jaws, armed with 64-68 conical teeth, exert a bite force measured at an astounding 2268 kg.

Our gallery presents a unique exhibit, bringing the Nile crocodile to life in unparalleled realism. Mounted on an intricately engraved wooden base featuring scenes with a crocodile, this masterpiece is ready to adorn your interior as a wall-mounted decoration. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of nature with this captivating and lifelike representation of the Nile crocodile.

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