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
Central Park is one of the best places to see birds during migration in all of northeastern North America. But if you should happen to arrive on a day when the weather is bad, just walk across the street and come in here to the American Museum of Natural History, and there are plenty of…Continue reading Birding at the Museum: A Tour with Stephen C. Quinn
I love cats. Everybody asks me if I have a cat and I say no but I do have a fluffy orange boyfriend named Mr. Howell. My name is Emily Graslie and I am the volunteer curatorial assistant here at the University of Montana Zoological Museum In this room alone we have about 21,000 specimens.…Continue reading The Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum
Hey, so before we get into this episode two really quick updates. Number one, if you are anywhere near Berlin Germany We’re gonna be there in a week And we’re actually having a meet-up at the Natural History Museum there at 10:30 in the morning So there’s more information And a link to the eventbrite…Continue reading The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants
I love going to museums, but sometimes you get there and there’s an animal. This lion looks like it might have walked out of Africa recently. They’ve actually been in this museum for a while, like longer than I’ve been alive. Museums have been educating humans with stories of nature forever, and what better way…Continue reading Museums are Filled with Dead Animals. How Are They So Lifelike?
Welcome to Carl Akeley: Part Two, where we’re going to be talking about the Fighting Elephants. If you want to learn more about the Four Seasons, click there! In 1905 Marshall Field, the Field Museum’s namesake and first major benefactor, funded a trip for Carl and his new wife, Delia, to go to Africa. After…Continue reading Carl Akeley’s Fighting African Elephants