Go Back   CaptiveBred Reptile Forums, Reptile Classified, Forum > Off topic area > Off the wall! / It happens sometimes!
YouTube Reptile Classifieds Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2011, 03:49 PM
reeve105a's Avatar
Moderator
Captive Bred
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Thanet,Kent
Posts: 4,401
Thanks: 23
Thanked 297 Times in 221 Posts
Talking Stuffed lion on display at Gripsholms Castle (Sweden)



You may be asking for trouble when you commission taxidermy work from someone who is unfamiliar with the species. That was just the case for King Frederick I of Sweden in 1731. The lion was a gift, but after it died, the pelt and bones were presented to a taxidermist who had never seen a lion. The result looks more like a cartoon character than the king of beasts.



The link has been translated using Google translate so some of the wording seems strange as it's been translated from Swedish to English.
Attached Thumbnails
Stuffed lion on display at Gripsholms Castle (Sweden)-stuffedlion.jpg  
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2011, 05:16 PM
Pip's Avatar
Pip Pip is offline
Senior Member
Long Term Captive
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: guess
Posts: 1,348
Thanks: 38
Thanked 162 Times in 129 Posts
Default

I seen him at the Brighton Hippodrome in 79, was on a blokes arm iirc ....no wait that was Lenny the lion
Lenny The Lion
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2011, 06:40 PM
jamie_s's Avatar
Moderator
Captive Bred
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: rotherham
Posts: 20,797
Thanks: 260
Thanked 1,070 Times in 989 Posts
Default

that is sooo life like
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
All content posted is copyright of CaptiveBredReptileForums.co.uk