Collection Moving Nature


The moving project has taken on the big animals at the museum as we mentioned in an earlier blogpost. Unfortunately for us the big animals include a stuffed African elephant. The elephant is not that big (for being an African elephant) but it’s very heavy! What the stuffing material is made of is unknown but unfortunately for us it’s not straw or any other light-weight material.


A sunny day in July seven men from a moving company came to the museum to help move the elephant out of the display case and onto a pallet. The whole operation went rather smooth but we are very happy it’s not every day we have to move an elephant of approximately 600 kg. The elephant is now mobile on a pallet and ready for new adventures.


To move the elephant the moving men had to use suction cups and crowbars.




The elephant is mobile!