In January, Museum staff along with additional conservators removed taxidermy from exhibits to temporary storage. These photos were taken during the process.
The lion sleeps tonight
The lion and her eternal prey are now resting away from the eyes of visitors. Taxidermy in the African Watering Hole was among the last moved. A ladder and PVC pipe were used to roll the lion and waterbuck across the diorama. The wildebeest also required many hands.