The Horniman Walrus

The earliest record of the first stuffed walrus is from a publication in May 1886. Apparently the taxidermist had never seen a walrus before, so he overstuffed this specimen until he was very fat and very smooth!

Find this walrus at the Horniman Museum in London

© Horniman Museum

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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