Taxidermy

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 …

23 Painfully Awkward Situations Illustrated By Crap Taxidermy

Apparently stuffed animals are super awkward. Via @CrapTaxidermy.<p>1. When you accidentally call your teacher “mum”.<p>2. When the waitress says: “Enjoy your food” and you reply: “Thanks, you too!”<p>3. When you realise you’ve just sent an email to your boss that ends with: “Love You XOXO.”<p>4. When you’re …

Humor

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, …

Lifestyle

The Dr. Seuss Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy

<b>Everyone knows the the work of Dr. Seuss, great American poet, illustrator, children’s book author…and taxidermist of things that don’t exist.</b> <i><br>Theodor</i> …

Weird

Moomins, board games and taxidermy – the week in art

The first UK exhibition devoted to the Moomins opens, while Djordje Ozbolt’s bizarre pastiches arrive in Bath – plus the rest of the week’s art happenings<p>Exhibition of the week<p><b>Adventures in Moominland</b><br>Interactive exhibition for all ages about the Finnish artist and writer Tove Jansson and her …

Board Games

Eerie taxidermy models of monkeys, lemurs and apes go on display

Taxidermists Steve Toher and Phil Howard worked with the National Museum Scotland to 'bring these animals back to life' as part of the Monkey Business exhibition which opens on December 9

Nature

How to decorate your home like a natural history museum

Looking for an unusual ornament to grace your mantelpiece? At online auction you'll find all sorts of curios and rarities, from fossils to taxidermy.<p>Ever wanted to curate your own mini natural history museum? Or to own a piece of Mother Earth or outer space? Well you can do both, and it is a whole …

History

Own your own two-headed calf taxidermy

Start your own odditorium by spending $15,000 on "Mike & Ike - they look alike," a purportedly real two-headed calf taxidermy mount that was …

Monkey business: taxidermy of endangered primates – in pictures

More than 60 spectacular specimens of monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and bushbabies will go on show at the National Museum of Scotland from 9 December. The taxidermy was specially commissioned for the exhibition and is the first to show primates behaving as if they were in the wild

Photojournalism

Proper Field Care Improves Taxidermy Results

By Paul Wait<p>You just shot the most brilliantly colored-up drake of your hunting career, and your buddies are imploring you to have it mounted. Now …

BrewDog are giving away bottles of the world's strongest beer encased in a taxidermy squirrel

Scottish beer-makers BrewDog are thanking fans who have helped to raise £19million by sending them a bottle of the world’s strongest beer wrapped …

Food

'Rogue taxidermy': a misunderstood ethical art form or the next hipster fad?

A new breed of taxidermists are rebooting the practice with classes and books that show you how. But can the act of stuffing a dead animal ever be ethical?<p>“Be careful not to cut too deep, or you’ll end up getting blood everywhere,” says the instructor, as I grip the scalpel in concentration. I’d …

Deyrolle (Paris, France): Top Tips Before You Go

mdfw2gc<p>St. George, Canada<p>Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile<p>The gardener in me was captivated by this store from the first moment we entered, then we …

France

Here's How You Move Hundreds of Taxidermy Animals

Photographer Helge Skodvin takes a humorous look at taxidermy animals on the move in Norway.<p>A moose in midair, a masked polar bear, a shark on a shelf. While on an assignment at the Natural History Museum in Bergen, Norway, photographer Helge Skodvin discovered that the museum would be closed until …

Photography

The Kittens’ Wedding and taxidermy’s strange history

Walter Potter’s curious creations may seem macabre to modern eyes, but they reveal a lot about Victorian attitudes to animals and death, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>A young couple are getting married. Dressed in a white vestment, a pastor presides over the ceremony, holding his prayer book while staring …

Aesthetics

A Taxidermy Kitten Wedding at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn

If you haven’t yet visited the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, the exhibit “Walter Pottery’s Kitten Taxidermy Wedding” may just be the ticket to …

Taxidermy Renderings of Dr. Seuss’ Fantastical Beings

Smiling goofily from their wooden mounts sit the imaginings of Dr. Seuss, animals with bizarre names like the <i>Turtle-Necked Sea-Turtle</i>, <i>Two Horned</i> …

Art

'Misguided' Husband Buys Feline-Loving Wife Taxidermy Cat For Anniversary, She Posts It On Ebay

'Nothing says 'I love you' like your favourite animal, only dead.'<p>A husband gave his animal-loving wife a taxidermy cat for their first anniversary, and funnily enough, she hated it.<p>But thankfully the woman, known only as Catherine, saw the funny side and recently listed the gift on Ebay along with …

Cats

Worst anniversary gift ever? Husband gives cat-loving wife bad taxidermy feline

Nothing says 'I love you' like a stuffed version of your favourite animal. At least, that's what one woman wrote on her eBay listing in a bid to get rid of a horrific wedding anniversary present.<p>The eBay seller, Catherine, loves cats, so her husband decided to give her someone else's dead elderly …

What Happens When A Taxidermy Collection Moves Across Town

“My work generally tries to show a funny side to our everyday life,” says Norwegian photographer Helge Skodvin, whose latest series <i>A Moveable Beast</i> …

Photojournalism

Taxidermy kittens centerpiece of New York exhibit

A New York museum seeks to explore the strange and profound connections humans have with preserved animals through an exhibit titled "Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality."<p>The exhibit, hosted by the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn and running through Nov. 6, includes over 100 artfully preserved …

India News

Catfight over taxidermy feline purse

A New Zealand-based taxidermist has feline lovers up in arms over her handbag made from a dead ginger cat.<p>Cat-lovers in New Zealand got their backs up recently over the online auction of a handbag made from the pelt and head of a stray feline.<p>The "real glamour puss purse" fetched NZ$545 (US$399) on …

New Zealand

Taxidermy cat handbag sparks outrage

This unique handbag, made from the pelt of a dead cat, is currently listed for sale on New Zealand auction site Trade Me, with a starting price of NZ$1,400 (£800).<p>Created by Christchurch-based taxidermist Claire Hobbs, the accessory is filed under “cat art, taxidermy, fashion, art deco, one off, …

DIY Insect Taxidermy for a Happy and Creepy Halloween

It’s fall, which means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween. Want to freshen up your Halloween holiday décor but finding spare hours hard to …

DIY

Hunting Trophy Door Lights | Firebox.com - Shop for the Unusual

Taxidermy Chic is definitely having a renaissance, but most of us would rather preserve the earth's dwindling animal population, and who <i>really</i> has …

Artsy afterlife: a new breed of urban taxidermists give animals 'life after death'

Amber Maykut is part of a resurgence of taxidermists committed to never killing for the sake of art – using animals that have already been killed for other purposes<p>“If you have a limb fall off, don’t worry, just keep it and we will reattach it later,” Amber Maykut announces to the class. I am in …

afterlife

17 of the worst taxidermy efforts ever created

For several years, the Bad Taxidermy forum on Reddit has played host to some of the most bizarre examples of the art ever discovered.<p>Below is a selection of some of the most memorable submissions from the past twelve months.<p>1. Stunned lions<p>Honey I just remembered! We're ALLERGIC to antelope!<p>2. …

Ohio is Getting a 55% ABV Beer in a Taxidermy Squirrel

End Of History<p>There are some pretty funky laws still on the books when it comes to what we imbibe. One of those laws was repealed on August 31 — an Ohio mandate stating that beer brewers were not allowed to brew any beer over 12 percent alcohol by volume, or ABV. This was a thorn in many a brewer’s …

Drinking

This 1890 taxidermied kitten wedding is high art

“Welcome to the wedding of the 19th century,” Tracy Hurley Martin said to a room of about 40 people and about a hundred different animals, dead and …

Pets

Quit your job, become a... taxidermist

David Leggett, 67, taxidermist and auctioneer at Catawiki<p>Do you do <b>weird</b> taxidermy, like two frogs playing snooker?<p>‘The nearest I’ve got to that were …