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The Natural History display at the Becker County Museum includes 50 to 60 taxidermied animals that date back to pre-1960. The new display was created from a $500 donation and plenty of volunteer time.

Digging into natural history, museum gets new display

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A 90-year-old trumpeter swan sits looking intently forward with its wings pushed back as if it's ready to take flight. Next to it are perched two owls and a hawk, while an albino beaver and a red-eyed porcupine stand only feet away by a bed of fossils, which happen to date back 18,000 years.


Every one of the animals has been dead for over 50 years, but a new natural history display at the Becker County Museum is bringing them back to life for the world to see.

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