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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

Stellar grads: WWF Leadership Conservation Award and SSE Rosemary Grant Advanced Awards

Congratulations to EEB graduate students Giorgia Auteri, Henry Ertl and Alexa White on their prestigious awards from the World Wildlife Fund-US (White) and the Society for the Study of Evolution (Auteri and Ertl).

Museum scientists: Prepare for next pandemic now by preserving animal specimens in natural history collections

It’s been more than a year since the first cases were identified in China, yet the exact origins of the COVID-19 pandemic remain a mystery.

Research Feature

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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