“Arab Courier Attacked by Lions” was an instant sensation. The dramatic work of taxidermy was crafted for the Paris Exposition in 1867 by the famed Verreaux Brothers, Jules and Edouard, whose works at the time were among the prides of Paris. Sources report some 50 million people stopped by the months-long festival of innovation specifically to see this. Where stuffed birds were typically restrained, and mounted game sat isolated above a fireplace, this piece told a story. But the story was a little spookier—or, rather, a little more ethically fraught—than anyone initially expected. At the live show, we explored 150 years of revelations about this stuffed camel, his upholstered lions attackers, and, most importantly, one overlooked human skull.