zoology

Zoology

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 […]

Authenticating Peru’s Unique Unicorn
August 5, 2011 · 3 Comments

Over four decades ago, two well-known scientists, John Weske and John Terborgh were on expedition in central Peru when they rescued an unusual looking black, turkey-sized bird from the camp cook’s dinner prep table.  They suspected it to be a subspecies of an existing curassow from Bolivia called the Horned Curassow (Pauxi u. unicornis), and […]

New varmits in Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife
December 10, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dan Brooks, Ph.D. Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, HMNS When I first arrived at the museum in 1999, I ‘inherited’ the Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife, and the Frensley Hall of African Wildlife.  Well the latter was fully updated a few years ago with generous support from Robert and Annie Graham.  But the Farish Hall is […]



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