Anthropomorphic Taxidermy

Anthropomorphic Taxidermy

The Great Exhibition, which took place in Hyde Park, London, in 1851, included a number of taxidermy exhibits. Hermann Ploucquet, a German taxidermist, exhibited anthropomorphic taxidermy: animals engaged in human activity. The Morning Chronicle of August 12, 1851...
Hornaday’s Buffalo

Hornaday’s Buffalo

Zoologist and conservationist William Temple Hornaday (1854 – 1937) was another mover and shaker in the world of taxidermy. He worked for Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, which supplied taxidermy specimens to museums. One specimen hunting trip resulted in a...
The Oldest Stag In The World

The Oldest Stag In The World

This could be the oldest taxidermised deer in the world on display at the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry in Hørsholm.  The stag is apparently over 300 years old and was owned/killed? by King Frederik IV (1671-1730).  Crazier still, researchers have x-rayed the...
Real Human Taxidermy…

Real Human Taxidermy…

If you define taxidermy strictly as the preservation of animal remains, then Gunther von Hagens might not qualify. Even so, the famed artist of Body Worlds has done amazing work when it comes to the preservation of human remains in artistic poses. Website