In this photograph, which the museum says was provided by an anonymous third party, the stuffed animal at the heart of the controversy offers a sly pose for the camera — or might have, one imagines, had it been an actual living creature.

In this photograph, which the museum says was provided by an anonymous third party, the stuffed animal at the heart of the controversy offers a sly pose for the camera — or might have, one imagines, had it been an actual living creature.