The taxidermy specimens were acquired from 1899 until the 1940s. Many of the specimens came from the Brooklyn Museum when it disposed of its natural history collections. A bald eagle found in Brooklyn in 1910, a koala, a bandicoot, and the pelt of a polar bear sit next to grey squirrels, robins and rabbits within our storeroom. BCM has all appropriate state and federal licenses to maintain these specimens and adhere to all endangered species legislation.

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