zoology

Zoology

Working from zero: How exchange programs and scientific sleuthing fuel our Department of Vertebrate Zoology
December 23, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Our collection focus in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology is dictated by both our exhibits and current areas of research. We are heavily vested in birds and mammals (and herps to a lesser extent) from Texas (yeehaw!), Africa and Latin America, as well as globally threatened/endangered species that transcend political boundaries. Tightly correlated with this […]

Spotlight on Outreach: Embrace the oddballs with the Vertebrates version of HMNS’ Wildlife on Wheels
August 27, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

When you want to see a degu, an African Burrowing frog or an echidna, where do you go? You’re probably thinking the Zoo, or maybe on the National Geographic channel. So where do you go to touch a degu, an African Burrowing frog or an echidna? Would you believe . . . a natural science […]

Just another day at HMNS: Angry rattlesnakes, gecko cooling and non-stop learning in the Education Department
August 17, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

The conversation starts innocently enough. “So, how was your day?” asks my husband. “Well,” I say, “the short version goes like this: After I spent an hour with my arms held over my head wedged inside the gecko tank to extend its misting system, I asked my Director of Education to help me transfer our […]

September Flickr Photo of the Month: Baby Alligators!
September 26, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

_DSC8853_R1_C1BM-LR by Mark L 2010. Shared with permission. There are some amazing photographers that wander the halls of HMNS – as well as our satellite facilities in the Sugar Land area. When we’re lucky, they share what they capture in our HMNS Flickr pool. Each month, we highlight one of these photos here on the […]


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