Big animals – Big deal!

The moving team has taken on the challenge of preparing the move of large animals from the closed museum. The animals are so big, they have to be cleaned in the museum and from there go directly to a freezing facility and storage.

One of the smaller exhibition rooms has been converted into a cleaning zone or box. In this area we use compressed air to clear the dust off the animals and the box encloses the dust and potentially health hazards in the room. Here are a few pictures.

Dromedary in the box.

Dromedary in the box.

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Muskox eyes are cleaned.

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When the animals have been cleaned, we cover them with thin plastic to protect them from dust.

While most animals can fit in our freezer some animals like the giraffe, a few sharks and some deer are either too long or too tall to fit in the container. How we are going to freeze these big animals is not yet fully planned, but borrowing space at a large industrial freezer is among the options. We will return in the autumn with an update on this part of the move!

Heavy bison on long pallet needs extra weight to move with normal jack.

Heavy bison on long pallet needs extra weight to move with normal jack.