Have you already visited the online Preserved Project? It is a great site showcasing short pieces about particularly special specimens -- animal, human, or otherwise. Mark Dion writes about a polar bear, Joanna Ebenstein about the Anatomical Venuses, and Pat Morris has a piece about a tiger head, just to mention a few of the articles.
Check out the piece I wrote about a mysterious albino wallaby from the Natural History Museum, London more than a century ago. Can you see him there, in the back corner? http://www.preservedproject.co.uk/albino-wallaby-natural-history-museum-london/