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Darder Museum

Lion

Taxidermy adult male lion (Darder Collection, 1916).

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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