Friday, 5 November 2010

Aussies in London #2

The riches of the Natural History Museum in London are boundless, and tucked away in the collection are some amazing antipodean specimens.

These include a very pale-looking Tasmanian Devil:


A somewhat anaemic-looking quoll:


And a fair-haired bettong:



Just to give you an idea of just how faded these specimens are, here are the animals in question with their normal vibrant coats. First up, the Tasmanian Devil:


Some colour phases of the Quoll, which includes four species - the Eastern, Western, Spotted Tail and Northern Quoll:




And the Rufus Bettong:


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