Inside Out Animals is a licensed taxidermy company headed by Mickel van Leeuwen. With more than 25 years of experience and a passion for nature, anatomy and various branches of taxidermy, Mickel is the driving force behind the creation of stunning and realistic specimens.
Preparations are mainly made on commission for various educational institutions such as museums, zoos, schools and environmental education centers.
Inside Out Animals is a member of the Dutch Association of Taxidermists and VCA VOL certified.
It is, however, specialized in the preparation of skeletons of larger animal species, such as horses, deer, giraffes and even whales.
Frequently both skeleton and mounted animal can be realized from the same specimen.
Fossils & Dinosaurs
For exhibitions, casts and replicas are often used. Making such replicas is part of our regular activities. In addition, fossil preparation and restauration of bones is one of our specialties, such as repairing material of mammoth, giant deer and wooly rhinoceros.
Models & Reconstructions
Expo & Educational Objects
A brief insight of the work done disassembling and moving of a whale skeleton, located at the Aquarium of Artis Zoo, Amsterdam.
In may 2019, a mammoth pelvis has been found in the river the IJssel, close to the village Doesburg in the Netherlands. After that, a small fragment of a mammoth skull has been brought out as well. After thorough research it has become clear that this specific mammoth...
A little insight into the work of the whale cutting team of Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Video: Dumpert TV
A brief sneak-peak of the arrangement of the marine mammals skeletons in the new Live Science hall at Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Working on a common rorqual measuring 17,5 meters
the carbon tree before deconstruction during the deconstruction process reconstruction of the tree the carbon tree fully restored in its new surroundings