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    DRAMATIC FULL-BODY LION AND WARTHOG DIORAMA
    Phacochoerus africanus, Panthera leo
    Southern Africa
    This dynamic taxidermy diorama captures an instant of high drama in the African savannah. A large male Warthog bursts from its burrow, threatened by a magnificent male Lion, raised almost to full height in a fearsome attack pose. Although Warthogs have been known to inflict serious tusk wounds on Lions, this individual has wisely chosen discretion as the better part of valor. Both animals are fine specimens, with good taxidermy. The Lion boasts terrific claws, and a particularly fine, bushy, bi-colored mane, standing 88 inches from the tip of the tail to the top of the head. The Warthog sports large, well-used tusks, the upper pair measuring 8¾ x 8 inches, and itself boasts a fine mane, with excellent, protuberant facial warts. The animals are mounted on a well-executed, grassy diorama base, clad in oak and measuring 8 feet, 4 ½ inches in length.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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