Dr. Seuss loved Springfield Zoo when he was a child. When his dad became the superintendent of parks he also become a resource who supported his son’s artistic efforts by sending the remains of zoo animals that had met their demise to his son in NYC. The animals lived on as their bills, horns, and antlers became exotic beaks and headdresses on the bizarre taxidermy sculptures of Dr. Seuss.
The result was an astounding 17 sculptures—created during the 1930s—which remain today as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multidimensional creativity.
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