Below are answers to frequently asked questions about Taxidermy.

If you have a question that is not on this list, send it to us at karlhuman@telkomsa.net

display (e.g. as hunting trophies) or for study. Taxidermy can be done on all species of animals. The methods that

taxidermists practice have been improved over the last century, heightening taxidermic quality.

Taxidermists may practice professionally, for museums or as a business catering to hunters and fishermen, or as

amateurs, such as hobbyists, hunters, and fishermen. To practice taxidermy, one must be extremely familiar with

anatomy, dissection, sculpture, and painting, as well as tanning.

and various supporting structures.

Taxidermy began with the ancient custom of keeping trophies of the hunt. Beginning in the 18th century, a growing

interest in natural history resulted in collections and exhibits of birds, beasts, and curiosities. Chemically preserving

skins, hair, and feathers made it possible to recreate the appearance of live animals by stuffing the sewed-up skin

with straw or hay. Constructing and sculpting anatomically correct manikins of clay and plaster are the basis of

modern taxidermy.

We communicate through telecomunications or E-mails. You will receive a response to your mail within 24 hours

during the week or first thing once the new week commences should you mail from Friday to Sunday.

The Client is responsible for the CITES Import permits. CITES Import permits are only valid for 1 year. Contact your

 local conservation body to apply for CITES Import permits. A copy of the CITES Import permit Should then be

faxed to Karl Human Taxidermy in order for Karl Human Taxidermy to obtain a valid CITES Export permit. Once

your trophy has been cleared in South Africa, your clearing agent will request the original documents.

Karl Human Taxidermy will arrange collection from your outfitter. Once collected, Karl Human Taxidermy will

contact you with all necessary details to proceed.

Our current turnaround time for Taxidermy consignments is between 4 and 6 months after confirming your order.

Dip and Pack turnaround is currently 3 Months from date of full payment. Delays may occur due to CITES permits.

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