Friday, June 7

Habitat Dioramas

I have never been a fan of taxidermy; hunters who mount trophy animals and display them all over the house just creep me out. When it comes to natural history museums though? I actually really love them. There is something fascinating about a zoo like experience where all the animals you can imagine are engaged in their natural daily activities. After seeing this video by one of the premier natural history museums in America, The American Museum of Natural History, I can express why taxidermy is sometimes engaging instead of creepy. These dioramas are made to be educational, and to raise awareness about animals that are in danger of disappearing forever; the taxidermy in a museum serves a purpose beyond bragging rights, this is the difference.

The youtube channel for the museum is fascinating; it can be found here if you'd like to see more.

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