Showing posts with label Taxidermy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taxidermy. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Literally the Best Taxidermist in the World Will Defend His Championship with Sasquatch

Ken Walker working on sasquatch face
"I've spent the last three years following World Champion taxidermist Ken Walker as he builds a life-sized Bigfoot, based on frames from the iconic 1967 Patterson-Gimlin movie." --Director of BigFur


Ken Walker is real deal. He's an award-winning world champion taxidermist that specializes in recreating rare and extinct animals. His models have fooled naturalist all over the world. He's wants to use his expertise to build a sasquatch and we want to see the film that documents the process. How? 

Ken Walker’s taxidermy is found in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and has been featured in National Geographic Magazine. Ken specializes in re-creating extinct and endangered species out of other animals’ hides. His saber-toothed tiger and Irish elk have given us a close-up look at these fabled species. His giant panda was so realistic that it fooled the panda keepers from the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Watch the video of the Big Fur Documentary.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Victorian Yeti sells for $1000

The BBC reports a Victorian museum collection selling over five hundred items including more than 200 taxidermy pieces that have sold for more than £280,000 at auction.

The collection included stuffed dead animals and others made to look like mythical creatures.

A giant stuffed tortoise fetched the most at £6,000, a "unicorn" sold for £2,800 while a "yeti" went for £650. Other items in the sale included a mermaid, a hare with antlers (jackalope?) and a cat with wings.

In Victorian times, taxidermy - the process of stuffing dead animals and placing them in lifelike poses - was very fashionable.

Matthew Denney from the auction house said: "There are still some collectors out there who want to buy this sort of thing, and it's a way of appreciating the natural world and the lions and zebras are very beautiful, beautiful creatures.
"You don't normally get the chance to see these items up close. The level of interest has been huge."

The BBC Article
Victorian Taxidermy

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