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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

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.

On U-M Gateway: First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests reported

“This knowledge can help conservation biologists better tailor their management strategies to slow frog population declines around the world.” ~Imani Russell (UM EEB MS 2018)

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.