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​Alumnus Ed Prusiecki (1939) Donated Duck Collection​

David Prusiecki and Linda Senne, son and daughter of alumnus Ed Prusiecki (1939), Purdue College of Agriculture-Animal Science, recently donated 15 beautifully prepared taxidermied ducks to the vertebrate teaching collection in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. In doing so they are continuing a family tradition, begun by Ed Prusiecki, of collecting and donating taxidermied birds and fish models of all types to FNR. Ed credited his Purdue education with seeding his love of wildlife, which grew throughout his life and was embodied in the collection of wildlife specimens. He built a huge collection over years of traveling to places such as Africa, Hudson Bay, and South America. His children have continued this tradition of giving and their recent generous donation of these specimens represents a valuable tool for teaching students and the public alike. It is also hoped that they help inspire future admirers of wildlife.

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