|An exhausted lioness next to her kill. Kruger park.|
Some day, many years ago it just struck me out of nowhere. I wanted something large. I wanted a predator. I wanted a lion skull! I grabbed the phone book and searched for taxidermists in my area. I called them one by one but they all didn’t have a lion skull. Some of the taxidermists told me that it would be very expensive to get one and that it would be very difficult, too. But I’m a though cookie and kept calling other taxidermists. Eventually I found a pensioned taxidermist who had still a few skulls left. And among them it was a lion skull! The animals came mostly of zoos and died long before I was born. He sold me that skull – it was a real snip! I was soooo happy! This skull was (next to my wolf) the first very large and exotic predator skull in my collection. YAY!
|The skull is about 30cm long.|
|By the way: It was a female lion. I hope she had a pleasant life.|
|The skull is very massive.|
On my (incredibly) long wish list is also a lion’s pelt. A rug for the floor, you know. Sadly I havem’t found an affordable one yet. But I own a little frazzle of lion fur! The fur is so soft and smooth, like it should be! Oh, I’m so happy about this little piece of fur <3
Yeah, lions are very impressively animals. I really want to see them again. In Africa...