80-year-old man and his wife use a good part of their pensions to keep 25-year hobby making specimens going
PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 March, 2014, 1:15pm
UPDATED : Friday, 07 March, 2014, 1:15pm
A retired teacher in Huinan county in Jilin province has converted his home into an aviary of stuffed birds, Xinhua reported.
Hu Zhentao has spent tens of thousands of yuan over the past 25 years to fill his 60- square-metre home with more than 700 bird specimens.
Stuffed birds cover the cabinets, walls and desks of the 80-year-old’s house even after he donated 400 to the local science and culture centre.
“My purpose for making bird specimens is to spread the knowledge of loving and protecting birds to society, especially young people,” Hu told the news service.
He has made specimens out of 300 of Huinan county’s 430 species of bird.