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It's What Animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess what I am?...

It's What Animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess who I am?...

It's What Animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess who I am?...

It's What Rock am I Wednesday. Can you guess what I am?...

It's What Animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess who I am?...

It's What Animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess who I am?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

Recently UNE Discovery and the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) partnered to offer a two-day Masterclass for anyone interested in how insects shape our planet, our lives and our narratives. Thirteen attendees from around NSW engaged with entomologists and ecologists, artists and museum staff about insect ecology and conservation, identification, pinning and curating; as well as the artistic techniques of natural history illustration....

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

This wonderful old display specimen from the UNE Natural History Museum is a teaching tool that has allowed generations of students to see the forelimb structure and pectoral girdle of the short-beaked echidna – Australia’s only echidna species, and one of two monotremes (egg-laying mammals) that occur here – the other one of course is the platypus....

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

The scientific name of this parrot is 𝘊𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘢 𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢....

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

Today is the perfect time to reflect on the importance of museums not only as cultural and scientific archives, but as places of collaboration, discovery, reflection and play. ...

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

Its scientific name is 𝘖𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘶𝘣𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘴. Both the common and scientific name refer to its amazingly box-shaped body....

It’s What Animal Am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

The scientific name for the animal is 𝘚𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘪.....

It’s what animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

Its scientific name is 𝘊𝘩𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘺𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘢𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘪. As their name suggests, Frilled-Neck Lizards (also known as frillnecks) have a large, loose ‘ruff’ or ‘frill’ around their neck that they can spread out when they are threatened....

It’s what animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

Our mystery animal is the Spotted-tailed Quoll, also known as the Tiger Quoll! The scientific name of this animal is Dasyurus maculatus....

It’s what animal am I Wednesday. Can you guess what this week's animal might be?...

Our mystery animal is the Spotted-tailed Quoll, also known as the Tiger Quoll! The scientific name of this animal is Dasyurus maculatus....

Here’s another of our friends we would like to introduce you to. Owdelle, our sound expert, recently took a break from performing in our Sound Factor show to visit her relatives in the UNE Natural History Museum....

Our mystery animal is Connie the Cassowary! Cassowaries share the ratite family with some of the world’s largest birds (ostrich, emus and rheas), along with some smaller relatives like the kiwi. Cassowaries are solitary creatures, meaning they live alone in their environment, although if they come across a friend they communicate using infrasonic booms (low frequency, deep sounds lower than what humans can hear)....

The echidna (say eh-kid-nah), also called the spiny anteater, belongs to a special group of mammals called monotremes. Monotremes are animals that lay eggs but feed their babies milk. Platypus are the only other animals that are monotremes in the world, and they are both found in Australia!...

Tiny, the Lesser-Long Eared Bat, visited the UNE Natural History Museum today. Tiny catches her food in the dark using echolocation, where she calls out, and then listens for the echoes of the sound as they bounce off objects. By listening to echoes, Tiny can work out where things are and then she flits very speedily to catch her prey. One of Tiny’s favourite food is moths. ...

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