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Berlin's masterful taxidermists

(c) Marc Jerusel

The taxidermy team of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin repeatedly proved the high quality of its work at the 12th European Taxidermy Championship from 20 to 27 September 2021 in Budapest. Out of six exhibits presented, five received awards in the upper point segment. The black-throated laughingthrush (Garrulax chinensis) of taxidermist Jürgen Fiebig became "Third of Europe" in the category "Birds". World champion Robert Stein won 3rd place in the special category "Award of Excellence" with a Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) that preyed on a budgerigar (Meropsittatus undulatus). The volunteer in the Berlin team, Giulia Bianconi, also received 91 out of a possible 100 points for her exhibit of a juvenile of the six-banded armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus).

In total, the international jury had to evaluate 217 exhibits from 142 participants from 35 countries. This time, multiple champion Robert Stein, taxidermist for the exhibitions of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, was also appointed to this team of experts.

  • Weißohrhäherlin Garrulax chinensis
  • Sechsbinden-Gürteltier Euphractus sexcinctus
  • Kaiserpinguin Jungvogel Aptenodytes forsteri
  • Etruskerspitzmaus Suncus etruscus
  • Eisbär Jungtier Ursus maritimus