Sloth craft finished, hanging from a branch in a tree

A Slumber of Sloths

This week we celebrate International Sloth Day (20th October) with a mossy mate that will hang from almost anywhere. Sloths are known for being a laid back mammal; feeding exclusively on leaves and moving rather slowly through the rainforest canopys of South and Central America. What you might not know about sloths is that many species live in symbiosis (mutally beneficial relationship) with mosses and … Continue reading A Slumber of Sloths

Animal Alphabet title page

Animal Alphabet: Aardvark to Zebra

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

Photograph of a taxidermy sloth

Animal Alphabet: S is for Sloth

Join us every Tuesday as we make an alphabet from the animals in the Museum of Zoology. Today is the letter S: S is for sloth, seahorse, snake, shoebill, startfish, solenodon and starfish? Can you think of any others? Join us next week as we explore the animals in the Museum beginning with the letter T – including something stripy with big teeth… Continue reading Animal Alphabet: S is for Sloth