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Wrexham County Borough Museum
Regent Street
Wrexham LL11 1RB
United Kingdom

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Golden badger

This golden badger (meles meles) is an albino specimen. It has not faded. Albinism is a disorder characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.

This specimen was probably stuffed and mounted in the 19th century when taxidermy was popular and appealed to the Victorian desire to bring order to nature by creating taxonomies of every species. Amateur naturalists and academics all liked to collect as many examples of a species as possible in order to study them.

This example was perhaps produced for display in a study , a school or a public reading room.

Did you know?
The word 'taxidermy' comes from the ancient Greek for the arrangement of skin. There is a taxidermist based in Llangollen, on the corner of Dinbren and Abbey Road. Nowadays strict rules govern the trade and it is illegal to kill birds or mammals to order. Most taxidermists rely on road kill and specimens brought in by members of the public.
This golden badger (meles meles) is an albino specimen. It has not faded. Albinism is a disorder characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
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