Peter Wells is one of the leading bird and fish taxidermists in New Zealand.

Peter trained at North East Michigan School of Wildlife Arts, specialising in all areas of taxidermy, using the latest, advanced US taxidermy methods and materials.

The art of the taxidermist lies in the delicate processes of preservation and presentation of creatures great and small

Wildmount produces artistically dynamic and anatomically correct taxidermy mounts using the latest American techniques and materials. Wildmount produces award winning, museum quality mounts which is evident in their long standing history with New Zealand Museums. Wildmount is a registered Exporter for International freighting of taxidermy goods.

Taxidermy

Protected Species: Mounts for public display and education. Habitats and protective cases available. All protected species must have full DOC authority.

Study Skins: Museum study skins + full research data. Spread wings & tails available.

Extinct Bird Recreation: Extinct birds recreated from historic data & museum reference.

Articulated Skeletons: Preparation of skeletons by dermestid beetles. Loose elements or fully articulated skeletons available.

Feather Identification and Egg Preservation

New Zealand Native Birds: All New Zealand Native Birds must have full DOC authority.

Bird Mounts: Museum quality full body mounts. New Zealand’s most qualified and highly regarded bird taxidermist. Specialist bird mounts in artistically dynamic poses.

Wildlife Arts

Game Birds: Specialist game bird mounts in artistically dynamic poses.

Skin Mounted Fish: Original specimen head casts. Skin mounted and airbrushed to precise replication from photographic reference.

Small Mammals: Museum quality mount settings illustrating conservation themes.

Game Heads: Anatomically correct game heads posed to suit any setting.

Crustaceans: Professionally treated and anatomically set in natural poses.

Trophy Preparation

Caping: The process of skinning out a trophy animal is best left to Wildmount taxidermists. Their experience skinning, especially the delicate nose, mouth, eyes & ears is invaluable toward producing a quality mount. Damage to a hide is costly to repair. Some damage simply cannot be “fixed” by the taxidermist. Many trophies are ruined in the first few hours after death. In remote areas, not near your taxidermist, a competent person may need to cape out the hide in order to preserve it. Contact Wildmount Taxidermy prior to your hunt for instructions on caping requirements.

I have worked with a number of clients, both through agencies and independently. I also Teach. Lets talk about Taxidermy Classes!

Peter Wells is one of the leading bird and fish taxidermists in New Zealand. Having studied at North East Michigan School of Wildlife Arts, he specializes in all areas of taxidermy, using the latest advanced US taxidermy methods and materials. In 2009 Peter won NZ’s Best Overall Taxidermist Award. Most of the work he does is for the Department of Conservation and Museums around New Zealand, however he will also mount trophy heads, fish and birds for hunters and collectors. Peter has run his company Wildmount for the last 12yrs, which now also involves 2 other leading taxidermists in New Zealand.