The Young Taxidermist Giving New Life to Dead Animals

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What do you see when you imagine a taxidermist? You probably envision an older man or a scientist, but taxidermy is actually making a come back among young millennials who are interested in the DIY aspect of the craft.

Meet Mickey Alice Kwapis, a Chicago-based professional taxidermist who travels the world to teach her craft. More than 90 percent of her students are young professional women. Mickey is part of a growing young generation of women who are becoming increasingly more interested in taxidermy, and in this video she will walk us through the history and different purposes for preserving and mounting the skin of dead animals, and explain why it's so appealing again.

No animals were harmed during the making of this film!

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