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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

U-M scientists teach biodiversity using preserved specimens dating back 100 years

Beginning biology students throughout the country could soon use preserved chipmunks, squirrels, mice and other specimens in natural history museums in an unusual, hands-on teaching module developed by scientists and educators at U-M.

On U-M Gateway: Migratory birds shrinking as climate warms, new analysis of four-decade record shows

North American migratory birds have been getting smaller over the past four decades, and their wings have gotten a bit longer. Both changes appear to be responses to a warming climate.

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.