Meet the inhabitants of the silent zoo! A silent zoo is an old term for a gallery of taxidermy, a popular feature of Victorian era homes. These mounts are vintage and come from private collections, and are a memorial to the adventures of the hunter, skill of the craftsman, and life of the animal. All of the mounts that are for sale are legal and documented. Native mounts are on display but are not for sale. Burgaw Antiqueplace has an in-house taxidermist that specializes in cleaning, repair, and restoration. She also names the animals.
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Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus lunatus). Fastest antelope in Africa, reaching speeds of 90 Kmh. Her name is Tessa.
Springhare (Pedetes capensis). African rodent that leaps like a kangaroo. We call him Jack.
Eland (Taurotragus oryx). Largest species of African antelope. Emmet is atypical- notice his horns!
Muskox (Ovibos moschatus). Native to the Artic, the muskox is covered with wooly hair. This is an extraordinary full body mount~ and his name is Bruce.
Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus). Common and white variation. Markus is to the left, Elizabeth is on the right.
Gemsbok (Orya gazella). While this fellow is from Africa, Gemsbok are now found wild in the White Sands area of New Mexico. He is known as James.
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis). National animal of South Africa. Meet lovely April.