Have you ever wondered how the totem poles got into Stanley Field Hall?
A lot of man power and a widened door.
© The Field Museum, GN84599, Photographer Herbert P. Burtch.
Moving totem poles formerly located in the Field Columbian Museum. Railroad cars, flat bed trains. Over 22 men outside west side, moving totem poles inside the new Field Museum building.
Taxidermy Tuesday. In sticking with Fruit bats, here is a beautifully taxidermied Fruit bat. They wrap up in those large wings to conserve their body heat.
© The Field Museum, Z80794.
Fruit bat specimen, mounted on a branch.
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 negative
Mammal Monday Fruit Bat skeleton. Fruit bats are a type of Megabat. Megabats are frugivorous or nectarivorous, i.e., they eat fruits or lick nectar from flowers.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77653.
Fruit Bat skeleton.
Fossil Friday, Protoceratops.Protoceratops was approximately 1.8 meters (6 ft) in length and 0.6 meters (2 ft) high at the shoulder.
© The Field Museum, GEO81445.
Protoceratops andrewsi skeleton. Late Cretaceous from Djadochta beds, Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Hall 38 Case 42. Preinstallation Geology specimen P14046.
Great Hornbill skeleton. Check out the amazing close up of the skull of this beautiful bird.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77071.
Great Hornbill bird skeleton detail of exhibit screen with label visible.
What better way to transport a large collection of coconuts then floating them down the river. In some parts of the world (Thailand and Malaysia), trained pig-tailed macaques are used to harvest coconuts
© The Field Museum, CSB77615.
Transportation of coconuts East India.
Taxidermy Tuesday, Boa Constrictor.
© The Field Museum, Z80663.
Process of molding and making cast of Boa Constrictor. Leon Walters in 4th floor taxidermy area.
Mammal Monday, Okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe. It is most closely related to the giraffe. Okapis have scent glands on each foot that produce a tar-like substance to mark their territory.
© The Field Museum, CSZ59325.
Okapi, mounted mammal specimen, Okapia johnstoni Hall 22 Case 22 African Mammals.
Fossil Friday. Ancylocoelus frequens.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO77567.
The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was sometimes previously known as man o’war or man of war.
These bird case photos are really great for bird shenanigans.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77233.
Magnificent Frigatebird, Man-O-War, (Fregata magnificens) posed on a branch.