The American Museum of Natural History’s Michael Novacek discusses how taxidermy serves as both a record and memorial of the world’s threatened and extinct species.
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Read more about taxidermy and its role in preservation and conservation: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/taxidermy/christy-text
Michael Novacek talks about taxidermy and conservation: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/140710-taxidermy-conservation-sixth-extinction-museum-animals/
VIDEOGRAPHER AND EDITOR: Kathryn Carlson
ADDITIONAL VIDEO: Hans Weise, Robert Clark, Getty Images, Library of Congress, American Museum of Natural History, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office
Life After Death: Extinct Animals Immortalized With Taxidermy | National Geographic