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Photo: From the inside out

A lamb from the "BODY WORLDS of Animals" exhibition, which opened Friday, in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition features bodies of 20 animal specimens including horses, giraffes and elephants, preserved through a process called plastination. Water and fat in the deceased animal are replaced by a reactive polymer, yielding specimens that do not decay and even retain properties of the original sample. A similar exhibition featuring human bodies has been touring around the world since 1995. Photo: Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, bodyworlds.com

 
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Comments

  • farideh davani

    I am not agree with this kind of exhibition of animal Plastination.
    We claim we are civilize, or we call ourselves civilize and we call animal uncivilize.,but animal kills only for food and that is his nature.
    So which one of us are civilize?

  • Pisces Lotus

    Who claims we are civilized? We still fight in wars. Dissection is as normal now to learn about all creatures (including humans, i.e. pathology) as it was when d’Vinci was cutting up corpses in the 1500′s. Get off your high horse.

  • Pisces Lotus

    Who claims we are civilized? We still fight in wars. Dissection is as normal now to learn about all creatures (including humans, i.e. pathology) as it was when d’Vinci was cutting up corpses in the 1500′s. Get off your high horse.

  • Gabe

    How is it uncivilized to be fascinated by anatomy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacqueline-Prosser-Mackiewicz/641410951 Jacqueline Prosser-Mackiewicz

    For those of us in the veterinary field, an exhibit like this is beyond fascinating…I would love for this to come to the US!

  • Vyndarlys

    What I find fascinating about these exibits is that they do not necessarily say anything to us at all. They only show us what is always there, indeed graphically so if you go and cut something open and look… in so much as they negate the necessity to do that, I think they are great. I also think they are great in their ability to call out reactions we have to them as a way of better understanding ourselves. Provided these animals lived reasonably happy lives and died reasonably well, I think the exibit is an excelent method of showing you the bare truth of the matter in a very engaging and enlightening way.

  • Robinlyn_qt_pie

    Gunther von Hagens’ work is for educational purposes ONLY. I highly recommend seeing an exhibition. You will definitely appreciate his integrity for ALL living beings.

  • Anna Marie Bievenue

    Stunning, just amazing, thank you for posting this, as a vet tech in training I find it educational and awe inspiring