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Origin of SANParks logo, the kudu kop

Unread postby alf » Fri May 08, 2009 12:04 pm

I'm not sure if i have this at the right place. So MODS you can move it please if you want. I was wondering. Can anybody tell me who was the person that decided the Sanparks logo will be kudu horns and what year it was? I remember when i was a small child my dad got the custos magazine and even then it had the kudu horns logo on. Why kudu horns? There's so many other animal heads they could use!!! :hmz:
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Re: Kudu horns

Unread postby Micetta » Fri May 08, 2009 12:22 pm

It must be something you can stylize. Can you think of something more beautiful then the head of a kudu bull? Impala hasn't got the spiral thing :lol:

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Unread postby GlenD » Fri May 08, 2009 12:42 pm

Quite majestic, commanding attention.

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Unread postby billyf » Fri May 08, 2009 12:56 pm

And kudu is found in basically every Sanpark !!
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Re: Kudu horns

Unread postby Stark » Fri May 08, 2009 6:48 pm

Doh. :doh: I asked about that while in Kruger and our guide told us, but I don't recall. I believe the logo came down to kudu or waterbuck, and whoever was in charge at that time (memory fails!) made the decision. Mods, anybody know?
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Re: Kudu horns

Unread postby alf » Mon May 11, 2009 6:00 am

If it was my choice i would have used the head of a nice big tusker. 8)
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Unread postby onewithnature » Mon May 11, 2009 6:49 am

Or a sable.
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Re: Kudu horns

Unread postby joekin » Mon May 11, 2009 8:23 am

onewithnature wrote:Or a sable.



but the kudu has prob the most distinct horns in the park. a frontal sable wouldn't be as easy as a kudu to identify on a emblem.

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Unread postby ndloti » Mon May 11, 2009 12:09 pm

Perhaps because the kudu horn is so popular in so many areas in RSA , has anyone sen how often they are mounted on exterior walls of farm and other houses ?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Tue May 12, 2009 1:30 am

On second thought, so true, Joekin! An oryx wouldn't be a bad option, but they are probably too narrowly distributed to be truly representative.
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Re: Kudu horns

Unread postby Pamwe Chete » Tue May 12, 2009 3:07 pm

Hi All,

I think the Kudu is a very distinguished and like it as the official emblem. Still does not answer who made the decision for it to become the official emblem of SANPARK's.

I am going on a savanna and grassland course this weekend and will see if there is anyone that can help.

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Re: Kudu horns

Unread postby joekin » Tue May 12, 2009 3:11 pm

rroundtr wrote:Hi All,

I think the Kudu is a very distinguished and like it as the official emblem. Still does not answer who made the decision for it to become the official emblem of SANPARK's.

I am going on a savanna and grassland course this weekend and will see if there is anyone that can help.

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i honestly think especially since the emblem is a single colour and not detailed that the kudu horn was the best choice.

do you think we would be having the same discussion if they had chosen roan or eland??

its just such a easily identifiable "pattern"

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Re: Kudu horns

Unread postby GlenD » Tue May 12, 2009 3:30 pm

joekin wrote:i honestly think especially since the emblem is a single colour and not detailed that the kudu horn was the best choice.

its just such a easily identifiable "pattern"


If I remember correctly the emblem used to be a bit more detailed in the past. In a green shield with a yellow border.

As for the Sable, that is used by the Wildlife Society, with a profile view.

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Re: Origin of SANParks logo, the kudu kop

Unread postby waiad » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:04 pm

hey there, i am new around the forum and came across this topic - i didnt notice an answer. did anyone find out?
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Re: Origin of SANParks logo, the kudu kop

Unread postby JenB » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:06 pm

Hi waiad,

Warm welcome to the forum! :D
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