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.
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.
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.
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.