African Taxidermy
African taxidermy is as hard as it gets.  Most all of the animals have short hair, and there is no room for mistakes.  My team and I have been mounting African game for almost 20 years.  It has become the specialty of KD Taxidermy.

African work comes with a very unique set of challenges. Unlike local taxidermy, skins from Africa come into our country in a salt-dried state. No measurements to work with, and whatever damage has occurred in transit is left to the taxidermist to repair. Most of the skins have some issues: torn or damaged ears, holes in capes, loss of epidermis, hair missing. We get Africa specimens from many different outfitters, and many times they are quite damaged. We have become masters at repair, and have replaced ears, noses, eyes and eye lashes, transplaned hair, etc. African capes are hard to replace, so we do the best we can to use the skins presented to us. On some occasions, that is just not possible, so we will obtain a replacement skin from one of our many sources, providing the client approves.

Next are the issues with form selection and posing to meet our client's specifications.  There are a limited amount of forms and positions available for the African animals, so custom alterations and modifications are the norm.  We have become masters at this, and it keeps our clients returning year after year. 

We also crate and ship worldwide, as well as do custom personal deivery.  It is our job to serve you, so if custom service is what you need, you have come to the right spot.  Please click on our Africa Mount Photos page to see some of our many mounts.  We have hundreds of photos, so if you don't see what you are looking for, please contact us for more examples and poses.

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