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Can you imagine a world without giraffes, frogs, elephants and turtles? How grim would it be if these creatures only existed in museums? These are the kinds of questions New Zealand artist Michele Beevors poses through her series of life-sized knitted animal skeletons, Anatomy Lessons.

Michele has been building her collection of knitted sculptures – and raising awareness about the threat of extinction – since 2005. Her impressive woollen animals are currently on display at the Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand. If you happen to be in the area over the next couple of months, pop in and have a squiz at the free exhibition (you might learn a fun fact or two).

Anatomy Lessons is running from April 9 to July 24 at Otago Museum.