Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals for display or other sources of study. The word taxidermy comes from the Greek words taxi, meaning "to arrange," and dermis, which means "skin." Those who practice the craft are called taxidermists. It involves preserving an animal's skin, fur, or feathers, in addition to any teeth, horns, or beaks, to be used on the finished product, which is called a mount. Mounts can contain bones to help re-create the... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2017. 1p.