The Mountain Nyala may be the ultimate of all the spiral horns yet. Although it was the last one discovered, this mountain dwelling spiral horn is native only to Ethiopia, and does not lack popularity. This 500lb antelope is found in heights ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 feet, amongst different Ethiopian mountain ranges.
Surprisingly, even though it is a cousin of the common Nyala found in Southern Africa, the Mountain Nyala bears more resemblance, as per body size and looks, to a Kudu. Maybe it should have been named the Mountain Kudu. As with all spiral horn antelopes, the Mountain Nyala bears a distinctive and elegant spiral with 1 1/2 twists finishing off with the trademark ivory tips.