Taxidermy became popular during the Victorian era, when these stuffed-and-mounted animals became a popular choice for interior design. These days though, it’s more popular as a learning tool — just think of all the preserved specimens in museums. Or, you could end up preserving the remains of beloved pets. The ins and outs of the job requires you to ready the skin of dead or extinct animals by prepping, stuffing, and mounting it. You’ll need to study the exacting details in a professional course. Try the Academy of Taxidermy at the Museum of Natural History in Western Australia.