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Replica fur (Kind Fur®) is an ideal resource for educators. Designed primarily to give children the look and feel of animal fur, these replicas go well with storytelling and discovery table activities. We need to emphasize, however, that these replicas are not study skins (they lack eye holes, ears, noses, paws and tails). On the other hand, unlike real fur, these replicas do not have special storage or treatment requirements. They also do not require knowledge of complex and ever-changing regulations regarding State of Origin fur tags, permits, transfers, and associated necessary record keeping.

Most importantly, Kind Fur® does not require trapping animals better left alive in the wild. Regarding these replicas, it is important to note that in nature there is tremendous variation in fur color, even on a single specimen, let alone among the same species in different locations or seasons. These replicas are close in appearance (and feel) to animal furs, but won't match perfectly with any given real fur. Also, as can be the case with skull replicas, high-quality faux fur can sometimes cost more than real fur.

While realistic in appearance, replica fur can always be identified by looking at the backing—replica fur have cloth fabric backing, as opposed to tanned animal hide. Twenty-five years ago, Acorn Naturalists made a concerted effort to encourage people to embrace the skull replica concept to reduce demand for real skulls. Acorn Naturalists is now pioneering the concept of replacing real fur with replica fur, or Kind Fur®.

You can download a complete description of all of the Kind Fur® replicas we offer by clicking here.

KIND FUR® SWATCHES (unboxed, two-sided, sewn). Perfect for carrying in a backpack for discussions on the trail or for setting out at a discovery table. These Kind Furs® are folded in half, and then hand-sewn around the edge. Each measures approximately 8 inches x 5 inches. $24.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (SWATCHES), $22.41 each.

BADGER KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23052

Price: $29.95
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BAT KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23330

Price: $29.95
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BEAR (BLACK BEAR, BLACK PHASE) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23053

Price: $29.95
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BEAR (BLACK BEAR, BLOND PHASE) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23054

Price: $29.95
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BEAR (GRIZZLY) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-24196

Price: $29.95
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BEAVER KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23055

Price: $29.95
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BOBCAT KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23056

Price: $29.95
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CHINCHILLA KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23057

Price: $29.95
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COUGAR CUB KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23058

Price: $29.95
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COYOTE KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23059

Price: $29.95
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FOX (ARCTIC) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23061

Price: $29.95
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FOX (GRAY) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23062

Price: $29.95
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FOX (RED) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23063

Price: $29.95
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HARE (ARCTIC) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23065

Price: $29.95
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LEOPARD (BLACK) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23067

Price: $29.95
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LEOPARD (SNOW) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-24197

Price: $29.95
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LEOPARD (TYPICAL) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23068

Price: $29.95
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LYNX KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23066

Price: $29.95
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MINK KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23069

Price: $29.95
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MUSKRAT KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23070

Price: $29.95
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OCELOT KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23071

Price: $29.95
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OPOSSUM KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23072

Price: $29.95
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RABBIT (COTTONTAIL) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23073

Price: $29.95
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RACCOON KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23074

Price: $29.95
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SKUNK (STRIPED) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-24199

Price: $29.95
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SQUIRREL (GRAY) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23075

Price: $29.95
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WEASEL (LONG-TAILED, BRIDLED OR BIG STOAT) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-24198

Price: $29.95
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WEASEL (SHORT-TAILED OR ERMINE) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23060

Price: $29.95
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WOLF (GRAY) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23076

Price: $29.95
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WOLF (RED) KIND FUR® (Swatch).
Item #T-23077

Price: $29.95
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  KIND FUR® (SWATCH) COLLECTION (30 Kind Fur® Swatch Replicas).
Item #T-24194

Price: $808.65
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