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Darder Museum

Lion

<p>Taxidermy adult male lion (Darder Collection, 1916).</p>

Taxidermy adult male lion (Darder Collection, 1916).

When he was director of Barcelona Zoo, Francesc Darder was especially fond of lions. The Darder Exhibition features a photo of him sitting in a cage of lions, quite comfortably. The museum has four mounted lions and four lion skulls from the Darder Collection. As they are such a large species, the taxidermy lions have always been an iconic attraction at the museum, even though the taxidermy work was perhaps not the best quality.

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