Expo of stuffed animals held

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 10:

The Research and Conservation of Nature Nepal (RECON) and the Himalayan Fauna and Taxidermy Museum (HFTM) organised an exhibition of a dozen stuffed birds and animals in the capital today.

With the objective of establishing a museum of stuffed animals, they are organising an exhibition of over 150 stuffed animals and birds at the Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC) from February 6 to 10.

“We are expecting visitors from Nepal and abroad at the exhibition,” said Govinda Bahadur Gurung, who has been involved in preserving wild birds and animals for the last 40 years.

They also aim to establish a taxidermy learning school and research centre and conduct workshops on taxidermy. Chemicals are used to preserve the dead animals. “Wires and other stuffs are used in their bodies to preserve them,” Gurung said, adding that it takes a month or two to conduct taxidermy on a dead animal.