Who Are We? Why Sell Skulls?
Ben in the Galapagos
Our founder, Ben Lovatt, studying modern conservation techniques in the Galapagos Islands.

Believe it or not, SkullStore is just a small part of what we do.

This is simply our educational store, which finances the operation of our Prehistoria Natural History Centre and Educated Earth the Online Education Centre. Our organization, founded by Ben Lovatt, is made up of animal and nature lovers like you and was created as a sustainable alternative to a industry created and fueled by the destruction of the natural world.

We were already leaders in the Canadian exotic pet and zoo industries, having advocated ethical animal ownership everywhere from CBC expert panels to HGTV's reality programming. We work with zoos across the nation to support their captive-breeding efforts and educational displays. 

We even spearheaded the tracking and capture of Toronto's escaped capybaras! Click the image below for more information.

The ethics of skull collecting:
We are firm believers in conservation through preservation. We source our specimens exclusively from sustainable sources, including indigenous peoples, zoological facilities, farms, and old collections. We only ever purchase pre-existing skulls and animal products, we will never commission the hunting of any species nor lay out a financial incentive to kill an animal.
We offer sustainable animal parts to combat the demand for poaching and to redirect the would-be black market funds into protecting wildlife instead of slaughtering it.

We work with law enforcement and wildlife enforcement agencies all over the world, participating in the investigation and arrest of poachers & smugglers, wherever they reside. We have provided critical information regarding the poaching of elephants, rhinos, tigers, chimpanzees, mandrills, orangutans, gorillas, and countless other species. 

Click the image below for footage of a slow loris, that was slated for death to supply either the "traditional medicine" or oddities market, being released back into the wild. This loris would be dead if it were not for our direct intervention.

Slow loris rescued!

All animal products we carry were sustainably collected and hunted/imported legally.  

Every day, countless animals die from natural causes all around the world. From predation to illness, our planet is teeming with potential ethical specimens just awaiting preservation. Even when animals are taken for use by other industries, they often throw most of it out. Antique specimens rot away in garages and storage units while animals are hunted to fill their demand.

We find that unacceptable.

Our business was started with the intention of ensuring as little is wasted as possible, and to allow these animals to live on through your personal care and respect. We directly support Inuit and aboriginal peoples in both Canada and across the globe, and we will always prioritize products from these sources over all else.

We've even been featured in countless film and television productions, including Star Trek, Hannibal, American Gods, Vikings, Suicide Squad, Frontier & More! Contact us for prop rentals!

SkullStore. #CollectResponsibly. 

Media Coverage:

SkullStore on Atlas Obscura

SkullStore on Global News

SkullStore on Narcity

SkullStore on News.com.au

Please note: We are open to trade proposals and new suppliers. We are always looking to expand our availability through ethical means, so contact us if you have a product you think we may be interested in. We also offer wholesale/educator rates.