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A young California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

A huon tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

Zeff the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

Close up of one of the Pipe Creek Sinkhole coprolites showing structures interpreted as hair (A) and a close-up of a mold in the coprolite thought to have been made by a hair (B). From Farlow et al, 2010. Time and again I have stressed that every fossil bone tells a story, and, in a…

Photo of the Day #925: Gorilla

A lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

Photo of the Day #922: Gelada

A gelada (Theropithecus gelada), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

Mammal hairs preserved in amber specimen ARC2-A1-3. a – First fragment; b – Line drawing of first fragment; c – Second fragment; d – Line drawing of second fragment; e – Close-up of second fragment to show the cuticular surface. About 100 million years ago, in a coastal forest located in what is today southwestern…

A ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

The majestic Megatherium

A restoration of Megatherium from H.N. Hutchinson’s Extinct Monsters. For over a century and a half dinosaurs have been the unofficial symbols and ambassadors of paleontology, but this was not always so. It was fossil mammals, not dinosaurs, which enthralled the public during the turn of the 19th century, and arguably the most famous was…

A male lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.