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LIFE RECONSTRUCTIONS

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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.

Eozygodactylus extinct bird reconstruction