Top ten objects
There are only seven known examples of this South African zebra, extinct since 1883, making this the rarest skeleton in the world.
These dog-like carnivorous marsupials were deliberately driven to extinction in 1936. The Museum houses extremely rare preserved dissections and skeletons.
These icons of extinction had disappeared by 1681. The Grant Museum has a large assemblage of bones displayed in trays.
This ice-age wonder went extinct about 7000 years ago. Its antlers were almost twice as wide as its height.
A famous collection of anatomically perfect models of species which were hard to preserve, made by renowned 19th century Czech jewellers.
Get involved with one of the Current Questions on our iPads, asking questions about science in society and how museums should operate.
One of the most bizarre objects in the Museum’s collection is a large jar crammed full of whole preserved moles.
An unusual comparative anatomy collection displaying the differences between the brains of a number of mammals and a reptile.
This intricate 5m long snake skeleton is unusually displayed wrapped around a branch. The animal lived at London Zoo.
These preserved heads were prepared to compare the anatomy of animal throats,
including a chimp, seal, orang-utan, red panda and alligator.