Paul Rhymer with Robo-badger

ID: 89-12514-16

Creator: Vargas, Rick

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1989

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2

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Paul Rhymer, Exhibits Specialist in Taxidermy at Exhibits Central, shows off the radio-controlled badger he created for Brian Miller, a post-doctoral fellow working at the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, VA. The "robo-badger" had been found as road-kill and mailed to Rhymer frozen, packed in dry ice from Washington state.


  • Conservation Biology Institute (National Zoological Park)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Office of Exhibits Central


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in Torch, August 1989

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Taxidermy
  • Robo-badger
  • Rhymer, Paul


Front Royal (Va.)


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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