Taxidermy has a long history. The term taxidermy – literally: arrangement of skin – is a Greek word and was used by these same Greeks for the first time in
in 2000 BC. Back then, it meant something closer to mummification than to the beautiful mounting of animals. The goal of the Egyptians was to preserve animals for as long as possible. In the following years, taxidermy evolved. Eventually, the focus shifted from long-term preservation of deceased animals to the goal of mounting animals as authentically as possible.
Taxidermy techniques were first described by M. B. Stollas in 1752. There were a number of different taxidermy pioneers in France, Germany, Denmark, and England.
Nowadays you can barely see the difference between mounted animals and living ones.
They are sold in shops and displayed in museums.
What to look for when buying taxidermied animals?
Taxidermied animals are sold at various places, like shops, websites, marketplaces, and markets. When you decide to buy one or more of them, it’s good to know the laws and directives regarding taxidermy. The animals in our assortment meet all requirements for selling these products. Firstly, it’s important that you comply with the CITES treaty. This treaty is applicable in the European Union and 182 other countries. Additionally, you should know that we know the history of every animal, and that they all died of natural causes. If required they are provided with a registration number and CITES documentation. We hope our approach puts you at ease when you buy mounted animals from us.
Taxidermied birds and mammals
We have a large variety of animal species in our mounted mammals section. The mounted tigeris currently our largest object. This tiger was mounted by the world champion taxidermist Ken Walker, and comes with a movable rock; it would not be out of place in a large lobby or a similar place.
We also have more accessible animals in our assortment of mounted animals, the mounted fox is a good example of this. A fox appeals to your imagination because this animal species has the largest habitat of all predators. This predator exists in Europe, North Africa, North America, and the Eurasian Steppe.
Buying and receiving products
We offer a number of different ways to purchase mounted animals, skulls, or fossils from us.
You also have the opportunity to purchase an item through our online shop. You can see our assortment by clicking inventory. If you see a piece you like, you can click on it and order it by pressing the “Add to cart” button. The item will be added to your shopping cart, the shopping cart page will be viewable directly afterwards. You can then click further to go to the checkout page to complete your order.
We will always contact you after you place an order to determine the desired delivery date, and we are open to further questions from you, of course.
You are always welcome to contact us if you have questions or if you want to make an appointment to view an item. We will of course follow the COVID guidelines while you view the items from an appropriate distance.