My name is Lee Duckworth (commonly known by the nickname “Zhon”).

I was born in the center of Colorado and I have an affinity for wildlife. I consider myself to have always been a bit of a nature lover, and that is one of the main reasons I pursued the career of taxidermy. I love to preserve the memories of the past!

I attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy in 2005 to learn everything I could about recreating and breathing life back into the animals I was given—be them hunted, found, or raised. I learned everything from fish, to birds, and to my favorite specialty: mammals!

Through the years, I have had the wonderful pleasure to not only work on native creatures, but also exotic species that people have rarely ever seen! My work has also appeared on TV shows such as Bones, Vampire Diaries, and Outsiders.

Photo by Paul Miller for 5280


Meet Lee Duckworth of Zhon Creations in Arapahoe County
VoyageDenver, November 2019

Turn Your Hunting Haul Into Art
Abbey White, 5280, December 2016