Are there taxidermists in Zimbabwe?

There are qualified taxidermists in Harare and Bulawayo who offer two services:

1. A full job of the animal trophy (cleaning, sterilising and mounting the trophy of the animal), organise the paperwork to send the trophy to the country of the client and organise the shipping from Zimbabwe.

2. They do a “dip and pack” of the animal trophy. This involves protecting the trophy from going rotten, killing bacteria and preparing it for transport to a taxidermist in the country of the client for a full mounting job.

Some hunting operators will do a dip and pack at an additional cost per animal trophy (elephant tusks are not done by Zimbabwean taxidermists).

It is advisable to use a taxidermist in Zimbabwe. They have materials to fix damages to a trophy caused by the bullet or transport.

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