Taxidermy is the art of preserving and presenting dead animals for scientific study and display. The process involves removing the skin from the specimen and placing it onto a life-sized mold of the animal. Take this quiz to learn more about taxidermy.
The art of preserving the skins of vertebrates for study and display is called:
The term taxidermy is derived from:
What tasks do museum taxidermists perform?
preserve and prepare replicas of animals
make artificial plants, rocks and soil
each of the above
Which subject expertise is not required for taxidermists?
Which chemical process is used to preserve animal skins?
Which method is mostly used to make the specimens of vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish)?
solid foam model method
Which is the oldest mounted animal in existence?
Where was the oldest rhinoceros mounted?
Who developed the hollow-model method?
Carl E. Akeley
Who developed the freeze-dry method?
Carl E. Akeley
When was solid foam model method developed?
How much money do American taxidermists make in a year?
Where was taxidermy born?
Where did Charles Darwin preserve most of his findings?
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Fraser Island, Australia
Big Island, Hawaii
How much money do you have to pay for a taxidermy permit in Oregon?
Which of the following animal is toughest to mount?
How to taxidermists prevent fish shrinkage?
by spreading vinegar over fish
by spreading borax over fish
by spreading soda over fish
Which is the most modern method of creating molds?
Why is rogue taxidermy also called "carcass art"?
all animals are used in the creation of a new species
same animals are used in the creation of a new species
all animals are used in the creation of an existing species
Which of the following famed British explorers was also an early taxidermist?