Grover Krantz was a professor of physical anthropology at Washington State University. He decided to donate his bones to the Smithsonian, just as he had donated the skeletons of his three beloved Irish Wolfhounds.
Krantz hoped that his bones would be placed on display, and in 2009, that hope became a reality. Krantz's skeleton was included in the National Museum of Natural History's "Written in Bone" exhibit. Sculptor and Smithsonian taxidermist Paul Rhymer didn't just reassemble Krantz's skeleton; he posed it with the skeleton of Clyde, one of Krantz's Irish Wolfhound, arranging the pair in an affectionate embrace they had shared in life.
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