India’s last taxidermist is still on a stuffing spree

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Running India’s last taxidermy workshop in Mumbai’s national park, Santosh Gaikwad is a professor at the veterinary college in Mumbai. Working in an anatomy department his interest sparked in 2003 while visiting the Mumbai’s main museum. Previously he kept rare and exotic birds in his fridge, while covering them up with plastic sheets but now the government has provided him a big fridge, which is big enough to store a lion. Santosh stuffs only those animals that have suffered a natural death and with request to prepare animals for museums and for grieving pet lovers.

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