Taxidermy

29 Ridiculous Taxidermy FAILs From the Depths of Animal Preservation Hell

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Taxidermy owls, monkeys and echidnas are being repaired back to glory at a London museum

A cross-eyed owl and an echidna with backwards feet are among the animals being fixed up in a new taxidermy conservation project<p>There’s something …

Inside The "House Of Collection," A Brooklyn Loft Filled With Vintage Oddities

When you first walk into Paige Stevenson’s Brooklyn loft, appropriately dubbed the “House of Collection,” you are greeted by a wall of vintage toys. …

Lofts

Nothing But a Pigeon Takes Taxidermy in a Crafty Direction

Nothing But a Pigeon turns traditional taxidermy on its head with cute crocheted creations (Credit: Taylor Hart)<p>The name, Nothing But A Pigeon, is a …

Large Taxidermy Bear For Sale!

Since acquiring our marketplace partner in January, we've been working hard at cleaning out, upgrading, fixing and rebuilding the entire thing from …

Going inside the Super Bowl of taxidermy in Peoria

The World Taxidermy Championships, a Super Bowl for handy people obsessed with bringing the dead back to some semblance of life, happened earlier this month. It has been held every other year since 1983, and attracts about 1,000 taxidermists from several countries, vying for $36,000 in prize …

A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read

Dear Ma,<p>I am writing to reach you—even if each word I put down is one word further from where you are. I am writing to go back to the time, at the rest stop in Virginia, when you stared, horror-struck, at the taxidermy buck hanging over the soda machine by the rest rooms, your face darkened by its …

Culture

Specimen of the Week 290: The awful Bosc monitor lizard

Taxidermy Bosc monitor lizard. LDUCZ-X1314<p>Taxidermy appears to being going through a period of popularity at the moment. Hipsters and fans of …

UK Universities

Inside a taxidermy shop

Fred Penasa, the proprietor of Southwest Taxidermy in Montrose, Colorado, rubs his whitening beard with a hand scarred from countless scalpel nicks …

Philly Is Celebrating Obscura Day Right with Taxidermy, Insects, Crypts, and Off-Limit Prisons

It’s the best day of the year if you love obscure and weird history! This Saturday is Obscura Day, 170 events in 31 states and 28 countries, and of …

Philadelphia

The great British taxidermy heist: The animals are back, but the theft is still a mystery

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The great British taxidermy heist: The animals are back, but the theft is still a mystery

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The great British taxidermy heist: The animals are back, but the theft is still a mystery

Over the years, London has had its fair share of bank stickups, diamond thefts and gold bullion robberies. Recently, however, police solved something a little more exotic: the great British taxidermy heist.<p>On April 5, Jason Hopwood of Romford was given a suspended sentence for his part in the theft …

Great British Bake Off

Is it Time for Taxidermy Decor to Die Off (Pun Intended)?

Some people really, really hate this rustic trend.<p>Ask a group of people what they think of taxidermy as home decor and you'll get a <i>lot</i> of opinions. …

Home Decorating

Yang Maoyuan Turns Animal Hides into Surreal Balloon Taxidermy

The Beijing-based artist constructs controversial spherical sculptures.<p>When we think of taxidermy, we think of stuffed animals sitting awkwardly among old antiques. There are many cases of bad taxidermy, with animals' teeth, eyeballs and ears out of place, these creations still appear to resemble …

Art

Why This Taxidermist Will Never Stuff Your Dead Pet

At six years old, Brent Nearpass would wake up at the crack of dawn to fill a five-gallon bucket with dandelions—for the bears. It was his first job. His parents knew the owners of the local zoo in Red Lodge, Montana, where he collected feed each morning for the bears in captivity. By the time …

Reimagining Life With Rachel Ahern of Weird City Taxidermy

Nine-Tailed Fox (Credit: Weird City Taxidermy)<p>Rachel Ahern isn’t interested in hunting, but reimagining creatures back to life through the art of …

From Suicide Hotlines to Taxidermy

Poet and essayist Anna Journey on the art of the associative leapDeyrolle, Paris. Aaron Fellmeth Photography, via flickr.I came late to the party of …

Books

Best Unexpected Pieces to Add to Your Wall Gallery

Visually appealing.<p>Long gone are the days of hanging a picture or two on your wall and calling it a ‘’decorating day.’’ Today, dressing your gallery wall is similar to how you’d dress yourself in order to reflect your personal fashion sense. In fact, girls (and guys) are opting for a series of …

Home Decorating

'Money taxidermy': Kelowna artist coins a new art form

Kyle Zsombor creates sculptures from currency<p>Kyle Zsombor is trying to cash in on what he calls "money taxidermy."<p>As a student at art school, Zsombor …

Art

Third annual taxidermy championships

The women upending taxidermy's stuffy 'secret men's society'

Taxidermy was once an exclusive men's club, but women are leading a new generation of art-focused enthusiasts.<p>Exhibit A is Brittany Porter, 22, whose …

Qom Holy Shrine Museum

One of those eye catching places that truly deserves a visit is a museum located right next to the holy shrine of Fatemeh Masoumeh, sister of Imam …

Iran

DNA from taxidermy specimens explains genetic structure of British and Irish goats

Intensive selective breeding over the past 200 years and high extinction rates among feral populations has greatly reduced the genetic diversity …

Genetics

DNA from taxidermy specimens explains genetic structure of British and Irish goats

Intensive selective breeding over the past 200 years and high extinction rates among feral populations has greatly reduced the genetic diversity …

Genetics

Yes, You Can Take A Rat Taxidermy Class

fullscreen<p>Taxidermy classes are nothing new, but in these hygge-seekingl times, DIY times, many people want to roll up their sleeves and stuff their …

New York City

What’s with San Francisco’s Taxidermy Obsession?

Some bars to check out if you’re trying to get a head.<p>After spending time in SOMA, I often ponder one of life’s greatest mysteries: why do so many …

San Francisco

Gotta Love That Taxidermy Vibe—Or Not?

Why do so many bars in SOMA have the same stuffed heads? Maybe it’s because hipsters love taxidermy. Remember the anthropomorphic mouse craze or the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Mythical Unicorn Taxidermy Trophy Knitting Kit

Firebox is featuring a Knit Your Own Unicorn Trophy kit that allows you to dabble in a little magic while knitting your very own mythical unicorn …

Unicorns

Behind taxidermy display halls are lots of donors of (unsolicited) dead animals

David Skelly returned to his desk one day to find a two-headed snapping turtle in a mayonnaise jar. “I still don’t know where that came from,” says Skelly, director of Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History.<p>For years, Skelly brought the turtle to elementary schools as a teaching tool, …

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