Broadcast: 29th March
Presenter: Tod Johnston
If it wasn’t for the incredible talents of the WA Museum’s taxidermy team, we wouldn’t be able to see what the state’s elusive and extinct animals look like.
- Kirsten Tullis is a Taxidermist at the WA Museum who has been doing this line of work for over thirty years.
- Her line of work is not restricted to animals; she also works up entire environmental displays that act as a backdrop for the animals she has prepared.
- Different animals require different techniques, stuffing a possum is far more different than preparing a jellyfish.
- Taxidermy is such an important part of the museum, especially with extinct creatures such as the Thylacine. It’s the only way we get to see what a Tasmanian Tiger really looked like.