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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

Out of museum drawers and on to the internet: NSF digitization grant awarded for 3D renderings of mammal collections

A new National Science Foundation grant will fund digitization of museum mammal collections, which is integral to research in the fields of medicine, physiology, ecology, evolution and biomechanics, among others.

Larson wins Rackham Outstanding GSI Award

Congratulations to Joanna Larson, graduate student of ecology and evolutionary biology, for her Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for 2020 by the Rackham Graduate School.

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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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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