This time, I am showing you the photos I captured inside Safari Gallery at Baluarte Zoo.
Honestly, this place crept me out.
I have necrophobia, extreme or irrational fear of death or dead bodies, and as I entered the gallery full of ‘stuffed’ dead animals, I almost run out.
The animals that you’ll see below have gone through taxidermy. (P.S. Sorry Fun, mummified isn’t the right term. :D)
FYI: Taxidermy (from the Greek for arrangement of skin) is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especiallyvertebrates) for display (e.g., as hunting trophies or museum display) or for other sources of study (like species identification) or simply the preservation of a beloved pet. Taxidermy can be done on all vertebrate species of animals, including mammals, birds,fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
The photos beside or in front of the stuffed animals showed their ‘killed’ version.
And for me… the gallery is more morbid and saddening than fascinating.
But that’s just me.