At just 13, Radomir Franz knew he wanted to be a taxidermist. He credits a boyhood trip to a natural science museum with capturing his imagination. More than three decades later, he’s one of central Europe’s most sought-after experts in the field — and says he has stuffed animals from every country except, perhaps, Greenland.
April 30, 2013 A taxidermist adjusts an artificial eye of a crocodile in Radomir Franz’s taxidermy shop in Sakvice, Czech Republic. Franz trained his entire staff of 15 taxidermists because there’s no other place to learn the trade in the Czech Republic, according to the Associated Press.Petr David Josek/AP