There’s lots of animals to be found in the Museum of Zoology. Our Young Zoologist Club members show and tell you about their favourites and welcome you to explore the collection online and create your own.
“There are 2 species of hippo and 125,000 hippo in 2020.” Thomas age 8 I chose this animal “because it’s cute and the amazing thing is it can grow moss on its fur for camouflage!” Teddy age 6 “The kiwi is one of some flightless birds…have fluffy feathers and lost some flight muscles. The North Island
kiwi is endangered
and should be looked after to save it, and many other kiwi species from extinction.” Rainbow age 12 Laura age 10 “They are very intelligent animals and they are good climbers (like me), but I don’t wee on my hands!!” Gus age 10 I chose this animal “because it can jump out of the water” Ada age 4 “It has a cool sail on its back that helps it to heat up and cool down.” Alastair age 7 3/4 I chose this animal “because it is very strange and not many people have heard of it. And it’s just a cool animal” Amy age 10 I chose this animal “because it’s eyes seem so soulful and I just loved it.” Annie age 10
Download the trail and then use the links below to explore the collection online. Choose your creature to fill in the trail gaps!
Delve into the collections online to find your Creature!
Discover stories about animals big and small in Animal Bytes:
Explore images of the British insect collection of naturalist Leonard Jenyns here:
We bring you the highlights of the Museum collection here:
From Aardvark to Zebra. Discover a whole alphabet of animals from the Museum collection in our Puggle Club videos.
Top tip: pause the video on an animal you like and draw from there.
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Want more zoology-themed activities? Here’s a whole page dedicated to the
real dragons of the world: Here be Dragons
Get crafty and create a
CRASH of Rhinoceroses! in this shape-building craft