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Looking for Molly -Taxidermy -Melbourne zoo 1924

Discussion in 'Zoo History' started by lOOKING FOR MOLLY, 14 May 2023.

  1. lOOKING FOR MOLLY

    lOOKING FOR MOLLY New Member

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    Hello All
    I hope someone can help l am seeking to photograph Molly , the adored orangutan whom passed away in 1924, she was taxidermized and placed back on display in her cage as an exhibit at Melbourne zoo
    i have some information but the trail has stopped
    thanks in advance

    Regards
    Jodie
     
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  2. Sarus Crane

    Sarus Crane Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Sounds like you should probably email a curator at the Melbourne Museum. She may have been donated to their collection. Or if not, perhaps contact Melbourne Zoo and ask if you can come into their archives for a research visit. She could have been sold to another museum or even now only preserved as a skeleton and not a skin or complete mount if her mount became infested and had to thrown away like other historic taxidermy mounts. Hope this helps!
     
  3. lOOKING FOR MOLLY

    lOOKING FOR MOLLY New Member

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    Thank you Sarus Crane , great idea for Melbourne zoo archives for a research visit l will follow up.
    l have been in touch with Melbourne Museum and they have some information on Mollie but not of the mount .
    thankyou
    Jodie