Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh, My!

Or, how about Bobcats, Squirrels, Pigeons, Quails, Muskrats, and Raccoons? Taxidermy versions of these animals now reside in the Louis Braille School, thanks to a unique gift from Bunny Arntzen.

taxidermy bobcatBunny grew up in West Seattle; she has spent her adult years in Kent, Washington. She has always loved nature, especially animals and their habitats. Over fifteen years ago, she started a business she called “Nature Windows” because she wanted to bring animals and their habitats up close to people who cannot view them in their natural surroundings.

Using taxidermy animals prepared by a professional taxidermist, Bunny created a natural surround inside a viewable case. She was careful to recreate the environment for each animal as accurately as possible. One of her animals, a raccoon, is part of a permanent display at the Federation Forest State Park in Enumclaw, Washington, on the way to Mount Rainier.

Bunny had some extra animals. She gave them to the Louis Braille School so children whose eyes do not see can experience wildlife first hand and up close.

Bobcats, Squirrels, Pigeons, Quails, Muskrats, and Raccoons! Oh, my, indeed!