(OLD) Natural Sciences

The Secret Life of the Leeds Tiger

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The Leeds Tiger over at Leeds City Museum is one of our best-loved exhibits, but how did it get here and was it really once a rug? Thanks to some amazing research by Ebony Andrews, (in her PhD thesis ‘The Biographical Afterlife of the…

Museums and extinct species

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Natural science collections contain some of the huge biodiversity on our planet, including rare and extinct species.

Treasures of the Herbarium Collection

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We look after a beautiful collection of Herbarium sheets, containing stunning specimens of plants through time.

Why Do Kiwis Produce Massive Eggs?

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Kiwis produce the largest relative eggs of any bird. Discover what effect this has on their species.