A gazelle is any of many antelope species in the genus Gazella. Gazelles are known as swift animals, maintaining quite fast speeds. The red gazelle, the Arabian gazelle, the Queen of Sheba’s gazelle, and the Saudi gazelle are all now extinct.Both sexes have ridged horns, but the females have much shorter horns. The top parts of their bodies are a soft, light brown and the underside is usually always white with both males and females.

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• Gazelles disappeared from Europe at the very beginning of the Ice Age, but they have survived in Africa and the Middle East.
• They are fast runners and jumpers.
• Gazelles are among the fastest animals on the planet, able to run at speeds of 50 mph for a very long time


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 40 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.


Gazelles are mostly found in the deserts, grasslands and savannas of Africa. They enjoy open velds and don’t like tall grass in case predators may be hiding. They vary their diet with seasons and get their water from the food they eat. They feed on shrubs, herbs, short grasses and shoots.

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Professional Grant’s Gazelle Taxidermy in South Africa

Grant’s Gazelle is a kind of antelope found only in Eastern Africa. Grant’s gazelle was named after the 19th-century Scottish adventurer James Augustus Grant, who discovered the species in Equatorial Africa.

A number of unusual characteristics set this animal apart from the Thomson’s gazelle, a related but distinct species. When compared to larger predators, prey animals like these often get short shrift.

The Grant’s gazelle is very adaptable, having evolved to take full advantage of its vulnerable position in the food chain.

The Grant’s gazelle is a smart, logical, and resourceful creature, thus it reverses its migration, meaning, away from any source of water. Evolution in Grant’s Gazelle has allowed them to absorb water through their diet. Also, during the warmest parts of the day, they may control their water balance by sweating less.

This implies they don’t have to share food or water with other organisms and can survive without ever drinking water.


Hunting Grant’s Gazelle

The Grant’s gazelle is a medium-sized antelope that looks similar to the Thomson’s gazelle. In a mixed group, the size disparity stands out more starkly. There are horns on both sexes, but males’ are longer and ringed like a lyre.

The Southern Grant’s gazelle, found in Masailand, Tanzania, is the more often hunted subspecies, while the slightly darker-colored Northern Grant’s gazelle is endemic to Ethiopia and is recognised in the SCI record book.

In order to protect Grant’s gazelle, hunting is restricted to specific times of the year. The hunting seasons in Tanzania and Ethiopia are respectively July–December and October–June. Hunting should be postponed as much as possible during the rainy months.

Grant’s gazelles are omnivores, however they avoid places with long grass and dense shrubs due to the presence of predators like cheetahs and wild dogs. While they do need water to survive the dry season, they are not dependent on any one water source.

Grant’s gazelle have a good sense of sight and their environment makes it hard to sneak up on them without being spotted. Most often, these gazelles are hunted using the spot-and-stalk technique.

After the animal has been spotted from a distance, it will be evaluated through the glass to determine if it is worthy of being a prize, and a stalking strategy will be devised accordingly. This behaviour, coupled with a predilection for broad plains, makes for a challenging approach, and most hunters resort to using a long, well-placed shot.

Masailand (East Africa) is where you’ll find the unique Grant’s gazelle. There is a high demand for this particular type of gazelle due to their limited range and reasonable pricing. Shoulder mounts of these animals are works of art, and collectors of gazelles will want one in their trophies. The meat is also great for a campfire feast.


What is Grant’s Gazelle Taxidermy?

Consider your budget, available wall space, and aesthetic preferences when picking out a taxidermy mount of a Grant’s Gazelle. Life-Form Taxidermists place a premium on listening to their customers’ wants and desires so they can craft a unique mount.

An excellent gazelle taxidermy work is built on a solid foundation of precise planning. The finest chemicals and processes can be used to tan and oil the skins, ensuring their longevity and usability for future generations.

If you purchase a mount from Lifeform, we’ll make any necessary adjustments to the posture until you’re satisfied, at no extra cost.

Trophies that are completely mounted come with the standard natural habitat bases. When it comes to giving your trophies a second chance at glory, we employ only the highest-quality materials (mainly natural) and draw on our 40 years of knowledge in the field.

Once they’re done, the trophies seem remarkably realistic. When repairs are required, we try to minimise the appearance of bullet holes while repairing nicks and scuffs. Unless otherwise specified, natural scars will be left alone.


Skin preparation for a flawless Grant’s Gazelle trophy

Hair loss and skin degradation are two of the greatest threats to a prize cape. Immediately after slaughtering the animal, rub salt onto the skin to prevent the hair from falling out. away from direct sunlight as soon as possible. The refrigeration process for the corpse will begin as soon as the intestines have been removed.

Use soap and water to clean the wound immediately to stem any further bleeding. Don’t let the animal touch the ground if you can help it! Put a careful mark on that prize. If the carcass is hung, the hair will be kept out of the blood because it will be floating in the air.

If you don’t specify what kind of mount you’re after, the skinners won’t be able to find one for you. If you truly are indecisive, brace yourself for full mount.

A taxidermist can cut away extra skin, but they can’t add any. After the skin has been peeled off, you can trim off any excess meat or fat. To avoid salting the meat too soon after skinning, give it 30 minutes to rest.

Put the skin in a salt solution for at least five hours and ideally overnight. Store the skin in a cool, shady place with two centimetres of salt. After a day, hang the cape to dry by shaking off the salt. Insects are a nuisance and can cause physical and structural damage, thus using insecticides is advised.


The Grant’s Gazelle Taxidermy process and methods

Life-Form Taxidermy can take your specifications and produce a skin double that is indistinguishable from the real thing. In order to do this, we put in substantial effort throughout the consultation phase to fully comprehend the client’s aims.

To ensure the skins will survive for years, they are tanned and handled with only the highest quality chemicals and techniques. Each skin is put on a manikin for a thorough test of its fit.

Once the proper placement of the eyes and ears has been verified, the skin is sewn by a qualified specialist. The taxidermist will wait until the trophy is totally dry before adding the finishing touches. It is the responsibility of the customer’s contracted shipping firm to transport the customer’s trophies.


Taking care of your Grant’s Gazelle Trophy

No mount should ever be installed in a basement or any other damp environment. Wet mounts encourage the growth of mould and other unwelcome fungus.

Maintaining a mount’s pristine condition just requires the occasional light dusting. To properly clean the region, first use a feather duster to remove the dust, and then follow up with a damp cloth, wiping in the direction of hair development.

Instead than trying to mould the hair into something it isn’t, work with what you’ve got. You can trust the Medix Africa product to keep your money safe. This product is utilised and sold by Life-Form Taxidermy.

Mounts need to be shielded from the sun whenever feasible. UV rays from the sun have a destructive effect on trophies, causing them to fade over time.


Frequently Asked Questions


How much does a Grant’s Gazelle trophy cost?

The final price will be determined based on the condition of each trophy, any necessary repairs, as well as the number of trophies that are ordered. Please contact us for a quote.


How long does a Grant’s Gazelle trophy take?

Life-Form Taxidermy’s process for a Grant’s Gazelle typically takes between eight and twelve months.

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