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The Art Of Taxidermy

The word taxidermy is derived from the Greek derma. Much like the term epidermis, derma relates to the external layer of skin. Since the process of taxidermy requires removal of the skin from an animal's shell, later transferring that skin to a precisely crafted replica of the animal's body, the term makes sense. It goes without saying that the process of taxidermy is a true form of art, demanding a great deal of knowledge about animals, as well as talent, skill and expertise, all of which are in abundance at Monarch Taxidermy.

Our Process

Initially we remove the skin from the animal's remains, we then construct a realistic figure of the animal's shape, and create lifelike facsimiles of the eyes and any other organs. The figure is often made from polyurethane foam, while glass is typically used to design the eyes. Wax and clay are frequently used to recreate parts such as lips and snouts.

Why?

Taxidermy is a method of permanently preserving an animal to display its beauty. Many of our clients utilise our services to preserve their hunting quarry as a trophy, others use Monarch Taxidermy to preserve animals for educational or historical purposes. Taxidermy may be used in the event of the death of a creature on the endangered species list, it may also be used in other cases in which preservation is important, such as if the creature is unique to its species in that it's the largest, smallest, oldest or otherwise noteworthy.