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Taxidermy a dying art at Natural History Museum in Iraq
Iraq's Museum of Natural History has a proud tradition of taxidermy and has many mummified animals on display. But few young people are interested in learning the craft and the museum's solo specialist is due to retire soon. Inside Iraq's Natural History Museum in Baghdad are mummified animals from Africa, water birds from the Middle East and different species of sea-life collected through the decades.
The museum was established in 1946 and has always been a staunch advocate of the preservation of animals.
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Black rhino hunt a reality: US Fish & Wildlife Service gives approval
In January 2014 Breitbart News reported that Corey Knowlton had received repeated death threats after winning the Dallas Safari Clubs chance to shoot a black rhino in the southern African nation of Namibia. His children received death threats as well.
While the tension surrounding the hunt never completely disappeared, the vitriol did dissipate somewhat when protesters realized the hunt was not going to happen unless the US Fish & Wildlife Service approved of bringing the rhino taxidermy back to the U.S.
Traveling taxidermy teacher, former student to open art-meets-science lab and studio
The memory is a little fuzzy, but Mickey Alice Kwapis does recall one unconventional childhood pastime that may have hinted at her future profession.
"My grandfather had a taxidermied bear in his basement, in his 'man lounge,' and I remember I would always take the tongue out of the bear and I would play with it," Kwapis said. Nearly two decades later, Kwapis, now 24, once again spends her time handling stuffed animal parts, only today she does it as a licensed taxidermist and internationally sought-after taxidermy instructor.
Squirrel plays pool and gets to grips with a sniper rifle in bizarre set of pictures set up by taxidermist
The Daily Mail
Taxidermy is widely considered a strange hobby and an even stranger profession.
But one company has sought to showcase its creativity with a bizarre series of stuffed squirrels in a range of elaborate poses.
The pictures show squirrels playing pool, getting to grips with a sniper rifle and even passed out drunk.
Art meets science in skill of taxidermy
When Chris Duncan caught a bluegill last summer, he knew it would stay with him for a long time.
Forever, in fact, because Duncan, 16, of Robinson, used the fish for his first taxidermy project.
Recently, it was adorned with two blue ribbons after youth division judging at the Illinois Taxidermist Association convention and competition at DoubleTree by Hilton.
Bighorn sheep die-off closes hunting area near Yellowstone
The Associated Press via Independent Record
A bighorn sheep die-off caused by disease has triggered the closure of hunting for the animals just outside Yellowstone National Park.
Montana Wildlife officials said that at least 34 bighorn sheep have died in the pneumonia outbreak that began late last year near Gardiner, Montana.
Wild turkey hunting gets an app
When wild turkey hunting season begins, hunters can reported harvested game in real time on smartphones or tablets. The My TX Hunt app by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is ready for download for iPhone and Androids.
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