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Gotham Taxidermy

Divya Anantharaman

IG. @gotham_taxidermy

Tel. +1 828 66 TALON

Email.  gotham.taxidermy@gmail.com

A unique combination of science and style, Divya Anantharaman is New York City's premiere taxidermist. An award winning licensed professional preserving animals with honor and compassion, she took second place in the Professional division at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships, 2019 Best of Category Professional Division for both Birds and Mammals at the New England Taxidermy Championships, and is the coauthor of the book "Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy." Her specialties are birds, small mammals, and anatomic anomalies. 

She left the corporate fashion world to pursue her love of natural history as the resident taxidermist at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, and has since built a following creating taxidermy, skeletal, and entomology displays, along with jewelry and wearable art, for anyone who finds wonder in the natural world. She works part time as a restoration assistant at the esteemed studio of Wildlife Preservations where her love of historic taxidermy grows through helping preserve these treasures, and is a board member of the New England Association of Taxidermists. 

Her clients include museums, art galleries, celebrities, and private collectors, though she really enjoys demystifying taxidermy for newbies through workshops and lectures. Natural history is for everybody! In her commitment to conservation, she regularly works with various organizations like the Audubon Society, and volunteers as a rescuer. All animal parts are legally and sustainably obtained.