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Museum of Zoology

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Cortés Ortiz coauthors National Academy of Sciences study on wolf taxonomy

Liliana Cortés Ortiz coauthored a Consensus Study Report for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Division on Earth and Life Studies titled “Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf.”

Stunning Insect Collection Donated to the UMMZ!

The UMMZ Insect Division just acquired Paul and Virginia Howcroft’s beautifully preserved insect collection.

Research Feature

RMC Prairie Restoration Site Planting-May 18, 2019 **Update!


Please attend the planting of cover crop seed to keep out weeds and avoid erosion Saturday, May 18th @ noon - 4 (or until finished). This will involve walking a bunch of transect lines with buckets and spreading/broadcasting the seed by hand. Volunteers and curious people wanted!

Please RSVP here so we know how many people to expect.

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A University of Michigan EEB led team documented 15 rare predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including images and video of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum.

Warning to arachnophobes: The video below is the stuff of nightmares!

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Please NoteThe Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.

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