Can you tell the animal with a shell from seeing just a smidgeon of it? Test your Animal I Spy skills with our game using animals from the Museum of Zoology. Do you have a favourite animal with a shell that we’ve missed? Visit again in two weeks, when we explore green animals in the Museum. Continue reading Animal I Spy: Animals with a Shell
Last month in Nature Classroom we went on a guided tour of the skeleton, looking at the all the different bits and what they do. Today we are going to focus in on the arms and legs. Why? We can tell a lot about the animals they belong to, the way they move and sometimes even the way they eat when we look at the … Continue reading Skeletons: Arms and Legs
Join us as we count animals in the Museum of Zoology. From the one and only Fin Whale, a whopping 21m long, to shells, birds, beetles and more. With fun animal facts along the way. Continue reading Puggle Club Counts to 10
If you have ever visited the Museum of Zoology, you will have seen that we have skeletons big and small, from our enormous fin whale greeting you as you come into the Museum, to tiny mice and the exoskeletons of insects. In this Nature Classroom we will be exploring what a skeleton is, why skeletons are important, and taking you on a guided tour of … Continue reading Skeletons!
Have you been watching our Animal Alphabet virtual tours of the Museum? Each week we have taken a different letter of the alphabet and explored the animals beginning with that letter in the Museum’s displays. We reached the end of the alphabet last week, so here is our final Animal Alphabet post. We have chosen some of our favourites to give you the whole alphabet, … Continue reading Animal Alphabet: Aardvark to Zebra
We have made it to the end of our Animal Alphabet as this week we explore the animals that begin with the letters X, Y and Z: There are some pretty unusual animals this week. X is for Xenarthra and Xenopus. Y is for Yellowhammer and Yeti Crab. Z is for Zebra, Zorilla and, of course, Zoology. Can you think of any other animals beginning … Continue reading Animal Alphabet: X, Y and Z
Dr Robert Asher, our Curator of Vertebrates, is an evolutionary biologist based in the Department of Zoology, and Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. In this video he shares a recent scientific paper on temperature and skeletal variation in the nine-banded armadillo. Continue reading Body temperature and life history in armadillos
Join us every Tuesday as we make an alphabet from the animals in the Museum of Zoology. Today is the letter A: A is for aardvark, aye aye, armadillo, anteater, albatross and abalone. Can you think of any others? Join us next week for animals in the Museum beginning with the letter B. Continue reading Animal Alphabet: A is for Aardvark