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The UNE Natural History Museum’s latest addition, a Southern Cassowary, Casuaris casuaris johnsonii arrived in Armidale in October and has been patiently waiting for a name....

The University of New England’s Natural History Museum has a new exhibit! A stunning southern cassowary is now on display in the museum and she is waiting expectantly for a name....

The UNE Natural History Museum’s new possum has been left half completed by Alison Douglas, the taxidermist from Queensland Museum, so that we can see the intricate details of the taxidermy. Taxidermy is a very specialised skill and the art of preserving the skin, skeleton and...

Cassowaries are as tall as a person, with a high helmet on their heads. They have a vivid blue neck and long drooping red wattles. The southern cassowary is found only in the tropical rainforests of north east Queensland, Papua New Guinea and some surrounding...

Narelle Jarry is UNE’s recently appointed Curator of Cultural and Teaching Collections.  Narelle has been the Manager of UNE’s Natural History Museum since 2016 and the museum will still sit within her management area. This new role will see Narelle’s responsibilities expand to incorporate strategic and...

If your image of a typical mammal is a vertebrate animal that feeds it young milk and is covered with hair, then the pangolin appears to be a square peg that just won’t fit in that round hole! ...

ABC New England North West recently visited us at the Museum to meet with Russell who shared with them a couple of his favourite specimens. ...

The diminutive northern flying squirrel is a small species of squirrel native to North America. It is one of three 'new world' flying squirrels that occur on that continent, the others being the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans), and a brand new species - Humboldt's...

The tusks have a variety of uses, although for the most part they are used in self defence, and by males when posturing to establish dominance hierarchies. However, if display alone is not effective, males will use their tusk to strike and injure their opponent....