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I’m roughly translating here, but it looks like in 1731, King Frederick I of Sweden gave a lion he had killed to a taxidermist who had never seen a lion before, and this was the result — a comical looking creature that resembles a child’s drawing rather than the real thing.

Seriously, this is real and it’s such a historical piece of work that it’s still on display in the Castle of Gripsholm! I WANT THIS AS A STUFFED ANIMAL, LOL!


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