Taxidermy: It's Origin and Development

The word, “Taxidermy” is derived from two words in the Greek language. The first is taxis, which means removing, preserving, arrangement and derma, meaning the skin. Taxidermy means “skin art” and can be performed on all vertebrates, such as birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians. The origin of taxidermy is not known for certain. The Ancient Egyptians were the earliest known civilization to preserve their animals. It was not a...

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