Rebuilding an extinct animal is a privilege we don't take lightly. Each specimen is extensively researched along with its ancestors, descendants, and modern ecological analogues. All available evidence is collated into a life-like final sculpture.
The reconstruction process can be compared to human forensic reconstruction; a cast is made of the original fossil, repairs are made to remove distortion and replace missing pieces, then muscle, connective tissue, fat, skin, and feathers are applied step-by-step. The result is a complete sculpture that looks alive.
Clients who see our reconstructions in person often remark, "I keep expecting it to move!" This is how we know we've done our job.