A Taxidermy Mausoleum In Palestine

Vice.com reported last month on zoo director Dr. Sami Khader, of the Palestinian city of Qalqilya, who has created a makeshift, mounted zoo (on the grounds of his real zoo) using the remains of animals that perished because of conflict in the region.

Khader is the resident director and veterinarian for the only zoo in Qalqilya, a city encircled in 2003 by the Israeli West Bank Barrier and site of the second intifada--which raged from 2000 to 2005 and claimed 4,000 Palestinians and over 1,000 Israelis.

The mounts aren't pretty--done by a self-taught taxidermist working without fake eyeballs. But the photos are interesting. Provactive. As expected of Vice. Take a look here.