This protocol will refer to Panthera tigris as an example for each cleaning method and articulation because that was the organism subject to this procedure. However, the processes and methods discussed here can be used as reference for any large mammal. The key is to make sure the skeleton is clean, which entails removing the meat from the bones, degreasing, and whitening. Once this is done, articulation can begin. The protocol is divided into three major sections: cleaning the skeleton, whitening and degreasing, and articulation. The cleaning section contains three contemporary methods for removing tissue. Each method can be performed independently to get the job done; however, we experimented with all three, so each process will be discussed.

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