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Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales Event @ The Taxidermy Store The Taxidermy Store's Novelty Items

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Scrimshaw Hippopotamus Tooth Safari Decor For Sale

  • Common Name: Hippo tooth
  • Latin Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
  • Item Number: 19570
  • Overall Grade: World Class
World Class

Availability: In stock

This item is in stock and ready for immediate shipment!



Description of Taxidermy For Sale

This is an incredible Scrimshawed Large Lower Incisor Hippopotamus Tusk. This hand scrimshawed tusk features the African Big Five which are the leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. The incredible detail shown in this beautiful piece is a tribute to the hand of a masterful artist that has a keen sense of capturing the beauty of the wildlife and landscapes of Africa. The tusk itself is 24 inches long. All of these features combine to earn this piece our prestigious World Class™ overall quality rating. All applicable dimensions are included to help ensure this item will fit within your intended display space.

- Great for a mantle, shelf, ledge, table, or countertop.

About the Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

The African "Hippo" spends up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies cool under the hot sun. These massive cow-like creatures are actually relatively nimble swimmers and can hold their breath underwater for up to five minutes. Their eyes and nostrils are located high on their heads, which allows them to see and breathe while mostly submerged, though they also bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which acts as a skin lotion or sun block! At sunset, hippos leave the water and travel overland to graze, and may travel up to 6 miles single-file, consuming up to eighty lbs of grass!

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This item ships FREE via Standard Delivery to the lower 48 states.

We use a variety of carriers, including USPS, FedEx, UPS & Spee-Dee Delivery, choosing each carrier based on the weight, dimensions and destination of your order.

We pack and ship all of our items with a dedication to safe and secure transit, and over 40 years of taxidermy-shipping experience, utilizing innovative new ways to pack your order (box or crate), ensuring it arrives to you in the exact same conditon that it left our store.

*Delivery to Alaska or Hawaii may incur an additional shipping surcharge based on the weight and dimension of the item purchased.

Each item we sell comes with its own Grade & Specifications Certificate (GSC)
Grading each item based on it's overall characteristics helps assist clients by taking the guess work out of choosing the right quality taxidermy piece to meet their needs. We assign grades to each item based on our 40+ years of experience in the taxidermy industry. From serious world class specimen collectors to first time buyers, we can help you find just the right item to meet your needs!

The Specifications of each item, including dimensions and unique characteristics, are recorded on each GSC Card. We include the Depth, Height, Width and Weight of every item when possible. We also include other features such as horn and antler length (when applicable) as well as any other key attributes and descriptions to better identify each items unique characteristics. Below is a sample GSC card. The Specifications and Grade information are provided in each listing.