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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

Stunning Insect Collection Donated to the UMMZ!

The UMMZ Insect Division just acquired Paul and Virginia Howcroft’s beautifully preserved insect collection.

Historical letters in U-M zoology museum archive highlight links between specimen collection, conservation

When the Museum of Zoology collection moved to the Research Museums Center south of campus, curators uncovered boxes filled with correspondence related to conservation efforts in the 1920s and ’30s.

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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