taxidermy

Museum Finds Real Human Skull In 150-Year-Old Taxidermy Display

Museum Finds Real Human Skull In 150-Year-Old Taxidermy Display

For more than a century, the taxidermy diorama “Arab Courier Attacked by Lions” has stood in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Depicting a man on camelback fending off Barbary lions, the bizarre display has intrigued — and repulsed — generations of visitors. Throughout all those years, however, the piece…

Dress Up Your Living Room With Hunting Trophies Made From Bike Parts

Dress Up Your Living Room With Hunting Trophies Made From Bike Parts

You’ve got to admit, taxidermy looks pretty badass — especially when there are horns involved. But animal lovers and carcass haters will agree that heads mounted on boards aren’t for everybody. That’s why this project from a clever artist (and bike lover) makes such great sense.

Owls Aren’t So Intimidating Without Their Feathers

Owls Aren’t So Intimidating Without Their Feathers

They might look like badasses of the forest as they fly from tree to tree at night hunting for a meal, but if this cross-section of a taxidermied Great Grey Owl is to be believed, more than half of their intimidating bulk comes from their fluffy feathers.