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Four Exhibition Centers Want Polar Bear Carcass

It has yet to be decided where the taxidermied carcass of the polar bear that was shot and killed in Iceland’s West Fjords last week will be exhibited. The Icelandic Institute of Natural History has received four applications to that regard.


A taxidermied polar bear at the district museum in Húsavík, north Iceland. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

Four exhibition centers in the West Fjords and one in Skagafjördur, north Iceland, have declared their interest in exhibiting the taxidermied polar bear, Fréttabladid reports.

These are Hornstrandastofa in the Hornstrandir region where the bear was discovered and shot, Hotel Núpur in Dýrafjördur, the Melrakkasetrid fox center in Súdavík and Fljót, the northernmost settlement in Skagafjördur.

The carcass won’t be taxidermied until next winter and a decision on its final destination won’t be made until then.

Click here to read more about the polar bear.

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