250 antique stuffed animals, which were a part of the Brading Experience, a museum on the Isle of Wight, are going to be auctioned on April 13 at Duke's salerooms in Dorset.
Declined number of visitors has been held responsible for the failure of the museum that closed in January this year.
The creatures- all preserved in life-like poses, include a tiger, an oversize tortoise, a crocodile, a baboon, a lion, a deer, a zebra and a hyena, komodo dragon and a range of birds.
The auction is expected to fetch thousands of pounds.
Commenting on the topic, Matthew Denney from Duke's said, “The standard of some taxidermy is excellent. The tiger is very good and could reach a figure in the thousands.”
Staff at Duke’s auction house also said that it would be the strangest sale they have ever held in life.
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