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

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

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

Museums are Filled with Dead Animals. How Are They So Lifelike?

Museums are Filled with Dead Animals. How Are They So Lifelike?

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?