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  • Third-generation taxidermist Mohammed Ali wrapping a Sumatran rhinoceros (dicerorhinus sumatrensis) specimen, preserved in 1901 by taxidermist E.J. Keilich from the Perak Museum, with a gentle touch after an exhibition at the National Museum. The Sumatran rhino was declared extinct in Malaysia in 2019. - Pic by Ahmad Yusni, May 9, 2022.
  • Mohammed Ali cleaning a pangling/purple swamphen (porphyrio porphyrio) specimen with a soft brush at the end of an exhibition at the National Museum. – Pic by Ahmad Yusni, May 9, 2022.
  • + 14Museum staff working on taxidermy specimen documentation at the National Museum. – Pic by Ahmad Yusni, May 9, 2022.

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