Operation Dumbo Drop Gone Terribly Wrong: How to clean a giant elephant skin

Check out the 1933 staff of the American Museum of Natural History pressing the wrinkles from their giant Elephant hide. The New York Museum has released a collection of stills showing the prepping, cleaning and mounting their giant Elephant exhibit. It's actually quite delightfully demented.

For further pachyderm news check out our past story on what the inside of an Elephant looks like!

Operation Dumbo Drop Gone Terribly Wrong: How to clean a giant elephant skin


Photograph by Bierwert, Thane L.

[Via AMNH]

Operation Dumbo Drop Gone Terribly Wrong: How to clean a giant elephant skin


Photograph by Bierwert, Thane L.

[Via AMNH]

Operation Dumbo Drop Gone Terribly Wrong: How to clean a giant elephant skin


Photograph by Bierwert, Thane L.

[Via AMNH]

Operation Dumbo Drop Gone Terribly Wrong: How to clean a giant elephant skin


Photograph by Bierwert, Thane L.

[Via AMNH]