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Zoology

Sit Down With a Curator: Love in the Animal Kingdom
February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

By Jessi Green, Online Media Manager at HMNS At the risk of regurgitating clichés, here at HMNS we’ve noticed that something is in the air. No—it’s not the oscillating Houston humidity or the smell of preservation chemicals; it’s the love of Valentine’s Day! Love it, hate it, or just plain ignore it—Valentine’s Day is a […]

Lamintating Snake Skins
January 9, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

 A Fressssssh Start To The New Year! This year many people will be rummaging through their closets, discarding old clothing in exchange for a fresh, new look. Our snakes have done sort of the same thing, as many of them have recently shed!  This delicate, dermatological discard still retains the pattern of the animal it […]

Return to Paraguay: Conserving the Taguá, a Living Fossil
April 11, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

In 1972, mammalogist Ralph Wetzel and colleagues were studying armadillo ectoparasites in the Paraguayan Chaco when they came upon a peccary (what we call javelina in Texas) that didn’t look like those already known to science. The result was Catagonus wagneri – the Chacoan peccary, known only from a fossil discovered in 1930 by Argentinian […]

Stay cool in the rainforest: summer events unfold at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
May 30, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Summer is here and the kids are out of school, so what better time to escape the heat and join us here at HMNS for some cool and educational arthropod experiences! The Cockrell Butterfly Center will be welcoming back a popular summertime program and introducing a couple of new ones which will be sure to […]



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