McKenzie stands with a tawny owl at the Wildlife Learning Center, where she tells the contestants they'll be taking two exotic animals as inspiration, and mashing them up to create a new hybrid.
The artists access their inner children when they see the fennec foxes, Eurasian lynxes, and kinkajous in all their adorable glory.
George talks to one of the experts at the Center about one of the furrier members of their tribe.
Doc chose the bald eagle and the squirrel monkey, and Mr. Westmore likes his concept of "flying squirrel" with goggles and bomber jacket.
Cig, like George, chose the armadillo and the alligator. They decide to stick close in the lab so they don't wind up doing the same exact thing. How embarrassing would that be? Not to mention, one of them might go home.
Can you spot the model in this picture? George went as far away from human movement as he could.
Sasha sculpted feathers for the face of her tawny owl/bobcat, a risky move that paid off and got her into top looks.
Keaghlan's incoherent paint job and cartoonish look earned her a harsh critique from all three judges.
The judges loved Cig's concept of a super soldier with the ferocity of an alligator and the armor of an armadillo - plus his sculpture and paint job back it up! He's in top looks.
Damien, with his tawny owl/coatimundi creation, pulls off a stunning blend of feathers and fur, and scores his first win!
Just being in top looks makes him want to jump for joy.
Stella scrapped her face sculpt after feedback from Mr. Westmore, and never quite got back on track with blending the two animals. She's on bottom looks for this one.
Doc's idea was solid, but his paint job was muddy and his face sculpt rough. He was sent home.