What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

This spiny animal with a wobbly gait is an echidna Not only is it a mammal that lays eggs, it’s also hiding other secrets… Echidnas are fantastic creatures and they have some amazing features. But one of the most bizarre features that they have is that their hind feet are actually pointed backwards. In fact,…Continue reading What’s wrong with this echidna in the collection? | Natural History Museum

Museum scientists find state record 87 eggs in largest python from Everglades

Museum scientists find state record 87 eggs in largest python from Everglades

We’re going to necropsy a seventeen and a half foot–over 160 pound–Burmese python that was found in the Everglades. To date, it’s the largest one ever found in Everglades National Park and we are doing it here at the University of Florida. It gives us insight to the actual problem, which is invasive species not…Continue reading Museum scientists find state record 87 eggs in largest python from Everglades