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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

Salon: A fungal pandemic is massacring frogs, but scientists just found a virus that could lead to a cure

Over 500 species of amphibians are suffering major population declines due to BD while there have been 90 possible extinctions and near extinctions.

UMMZ Egg Imaging Project

As a Graduate Student Curatorial Assistant (GSCA) in Fall 2023, under the guidance of Collections Manager Brett Benz, Wacker began imaging the Bird Division’s 4,000 sets of eggs, totaling over 14,000 individual eggs from nearly 600 different species.

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.