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Walrus, Horniman Museum And Gardens
One of the most popular exhibits in the museum today, this taxidermy walrus has been on display at the Horniman for more than a century.
It most likely came from the Hudson Bay area of eastern Canada.
Our Walrus is an unusual taxidermy specimen, it appears stretched and ‘over stuffed’ as it lacks the skin folds characteristic of a walrus in the wild. Over one hundred years ago, only a few people had ever seen a live walrus, so it is hardly surprising that ours does not look true to life.
Museum object number: NH.H.44
See more info: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/object/NH.H.44