The Lion of Gripsholm Castle

In 1731, a lion was given as a gift to King Frederick I of Sweden. When it died it was sent to a taxidermist for preservation. Unfortunately, the taxidermist wasn't sure what a lion was supposed to look like, and this was the result:

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     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 24, 2023
     Category: Taxidermy | Eighteenth Century

Seeing the bronze and stone lions of the time, it's not surprising. Most of them look like bulldogs anyway.
Posted by Yudith on 07/25/23 at 08:05 PM
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how we got the Finnish coat of arms.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/29/23 at 05:39 AM
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