The Evolution Store
Jackalope - Lepus townsendii & Odocoileus virginianus
About the piece
Jackalopes are mythical animals of North American folklore. They are so named because they combine attributes from both jackrabbits and antelopes (in most cases, actually deer antlers). Depictions of “horned hares” date as far back as 1575. It is possible that the mythology surrounding jackalopes developed after observations of rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus, which causes antler-like tumors to grow on the animal's body and head. Evolution also carries Jackalope head mounts! Each Jackalope is unique and made by hand, so the size and shape of the antlers may vary, but yours will resemble the pictured fella. Please note that this piece is made to order and will require a processing time. Please inquire for details. International Customers: Please note that this piece will require special paperwork in order to be exported. Please inquire for details.
About the artist
A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district from 1993 to 2016, and in NoHo since June 2016, The Evolution Store is NYC's premiere retail destination for science and natural history collectibles, artifacts, gifts, and home furnishings. Our store offers a museum quality atmosphere creating a unique and intimate shopping experience.