Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A prezzie!

A local resident heard about the sun bear project, and contacted the PI to make a generous donation of a beautiful whole mount taxidermy specimen. I went to pick it up, and here we are:


At 3:50 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Wow! That is some specimen!

At 6:30 PM, Blogger Raven Travillian said...

Yes, it was wonderfully generous--I really appreciate the donor giving it to us. It's from a time (late 60s) and a place (South Vietnam) where awareness of endangered species was nowhere near what it is now, so it is even more rare a specimen.

It's a truly wonderful gift, and I really hope that my work on it is helpful in raising awareness on what sun bears face as a species.


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