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

Maria and the Dinosaur – American Museum of Natural History

Maria and the Dinosaur – American Museum of Natural History

>>MARIA: Woah, cool! >>FATHER: Wow, look at that big dinosaur, huh?>>MARIA: Yeah, it’s an Allosaurus. >>NARRATOR: “Shortly after this very trip to the American Museum of Natural History, Maria wins her school science fair, helping her gain admission to a university of the highest caliber, where her curiosity and diligence lead her to graduate summa…Continue reading Maria and the Dinosaur – American Museum of Natural History

What puts the ‘bomb’ in bombardier beetle? | Natural History Museum

What puts the ‘bomb’ in bombardier beetle? | Natural History Museum

From spikes to camoflage to detachable tails animals protect themselves in a wide range of ways One type of beetle takes it to the next level: it packs a boiling explosive punch There are around 400,000 species of beetle, and one group, the bombardier beetles, have devised one of the most interesting defence strategies in…Continue reading What puts the ‘bomb’ in bombardier beetle? | Natural History Museum