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Processing and drying bones and mounting the skeleton of an elephant require major modifications of standard techniques and engineering innovations. A skeleton was supported by three 1.5-inch (3.81-cm) diameter galvanized iron (G. I.) pipes through which the weight was transmitted to a pedestal and distributed evenly to the ground. Mounting of the heavy skull, vertebral column, scapulae and ribs required special arrangements. The problems involved are discussed here.

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Savanurmath, C. J., & Dhaduti, C. G. (1987). On the Mounting of a Skeleton of an Asian Elephant, Elephas maximus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758). Elephant, 2(3), 33-39. Doi: 10.22237/elephant/1521732094