ELEPHANT FULL MOUNT
ELEPHANT SHOULDER MOUNT
ELEPHANT MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
About the Elephant:
The elephant is the largest land mammal on earth. They are the only surviving proboscideans; extinct species include mammoths and mastodons. They can weigh up to 6000kgs (6 tons) and they have long trunks, ivory tusks, which they are often hunted for, and massive ears.
Their trunks are used for breathing, smelling and sucking up water. Tusks are present at birth but after a year, the calves get their adult tusks which will remain with them till death. These are used for digging and foraging mostly.
They are found in various habitats such as bushveld, savannah, deserts, marshes and lake shores. Elephants are herbivorous and enjoy leaves, twigs, fruit and bark. They prefer to stay near watering holes and lakes and they go on seasonal migrations in search of food, water and mates.
Because of their massive size, elephants are a great impact on their environment. They can enlarge watering holes when they swim in them, they excavate caves and their weight can compact the soil which would lead to erosion.
Taxidermy (Hunting Elephant):
Thorough preparation is the key factor to ensuring a high-quality final product. All hides are tanned and oiled using the world’s very best available chemicals and processes to ensure permanence and longevity.
Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.
Only the finest materials and 30 years of professional experience are used in defining your trophies in a whole new way. The final trophies are almost Life-Formed. When the restoration is required, every effort is made to repair cuts and abrasions, and to minimise bullet damage. Natural scarring is kept unless otherwise requested.
Facts about the Elephant:
- Touching is an important form of communication among elephants.
- Elephants exhibit self-awareness and therefore are very intelligent for an animal.
- Elephants have been known to use tools.
- They appear to have some ritual around death and show a keen interest in the bones of their own species.