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Racehorse Phar Lap’s preserved heart

1932

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
Canberra, Australia

Heart of the racehorse Phar Lap. Phar Lap's heart weighs 6.35kg, which is significantly larger than an average horse’s heart, which usually weigh three to four kilograms.

A triangular section has been removed. The heart is preserved as a 'wet specimen' submersed in a formalin solution, sealed inside a rectangular clear Perspex container.

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