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Museum of Zoology

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Michigan News: Smallest shifting fastest: Bird species body size predicts rate of change in a warming world

Birds across the Americas are getting smaller and longer-winged as the world warms, and the smallest-bodied species are changing the fastest, according to a new University of Michigan-led study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Scientist Spotlight: Snake & Salamander Showcase

Snakes, Frogs & Salamanders, oh my! More than 1,000 K-12 students and their families from the Ann Arbor area got to experience a hands-on exhibit featuring salamanders, snakes, and frogs last month at the Biological Sciences Building.

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.