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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

Michigan News: Global museums initiative builds groundbreaking database key to addressing 21st-century challenges

Effort connects more than a billion objects in scientific collections across 73 museums in 28 countries

Fish Slam: The Annual Event to Collect Non-native Fish

The roster for the 14th Annual Fish Slam held in Southern Florida was packed to the gills. A grand total of 57 fish biologists from over 10 organizations participated in the event. They sampled 34 freshwater sites to detect non-native fish.

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.