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The rising star in Hollywood's taxidermy industry

Source: Prey Taxidermy | Facebook

There's no business like the dead animal business.

Three years ago, entrepreneur Allis Markham quit her social media strategy job at Disney to open her own taxidermy shop in Los Angeles. Prey Taxidermy now offers custom taxidermy for television, film and photo shoots, BloombergBusinessweek reports.

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Markham skins, tans and mounts everything from canaries to tigers. Hollywood's taxidermy industry is monopolized by one company, Bischoff's Taxidermy & Animal Fx, whose two-story warehouse in Burbank contains roughly 600 specimens.

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