is the most modern and spacious in the New
Zealand taxidermy industry. The facility
in Christchurch was constructed in 1987
to suit our exact needs. Our showroom displays
all the species of the South Pacific. We
enjoy meeting fellow hunters and invite
you to inspect our facilities at 38 Birmingham
Drive, Christchurch during your visit to
New Zealand. The facility encompasses all
departments for the production and manufacture
of quality trophy mounts.
Full quality control from
skinning to mounting. Skins are fully tanned
using German tanning chemicals. The techniques
and method adopted ensure our exacting standards
of hide care are maintained throughout the
process. Your trophies never leave the premises
and delays are avoided. Our clients enjoy
the added piece of mind of fully moth-proofed
Good taxidermy starts
with the original sculpting of the animal
form. The availability of freshly shot
material is invaluable when sculpting
We have sculpted and
developed the largest range of mannequins
for New Zealand species available. Drawing
on our vast reference library of data
(measurement charts, death masks etc)
and photographs, our range represents
four generations of research and development.
All the headforms, lifesize forms,
earliners and eyes are sculpted and manufactured
on the premises. We are agent for Tohickon Glass
Eyes, USA. Long time personnel contact exists
with taxidermy supply houses in North America
and Australia and we can utilise their resources
We are an environmentally aware
company conducting a recycling programme, using
CFC free polyurethanes and located in an industrial
zone with a trade waste water permit.
An artistically mounted trophy
should reflect both the skill of the taxidermist
and the character of the species. It’s our
aim to show your trophy to its best potential,
to display the beauty of the wildlife and bring
back the memory of the hunt. We will help you
choose the best pose for your mount to show it
to advantage for the place where you will display
We will adjust, re-position and re-sculpture
if necessary to fit your particular needs.
The debate whether taxidermy
is an art or a craft is a perennial one. At Terry
Jacobs Ltd, both artistic talent and quality craftsmanship
come together to produce the finest results. We
only do one type of work - our best.
Throughout the process the latest
technology and quality materials are used. We
pride ourselves on our craftsmanship. We are renowned
for being innovative with the presentation and
design of our work. We subscribe to wildlife art
and taxidermy trade journals and attend international
taxidermy conferences and trade shows. This is
to insure that we maintain contact with new technical
developments and keep our work standards as state-of-the-art.
Peace of Mind
insurance and secure premises.
Nothing leaves the building -
all work done in house.
Transportation crates professionally
We have been in the taxidermy
business for four generations.
excellence and service
all mean you can trust The Taxidermist
For maximum security of your unique and valuable
trophies the purpose built studio at 38 Birmingham
Drive, Christchurch has:
||Deep-freeze with 24 hour monitoring.
||Separate dangerous goods storage.
||24 hour monitored security on building.
||Total insurance package including
customer's goods cover.
||Precautionary regular fumigation
of the entire premises.
||Our in-house tannery ensures
that your trophies never leave our premises.
We have taken every possible care and precaution
to safeguard your trophies.