Wildlife in the Red goes live!

‘Wildlife in the Red’ is our exciting new partnership exhibition.

Our partner museums present a range of natural history objects that tell stories of collectors and early environmentalists, but also of species that have been pushed to the brink of extinction, mainly due to human activity.

We include information about the conservation organisations that are fighting the loss of these species and crucially, how we can all help.

Look out for the exciting programme of online lectures we are putting on during 2021 to support the exhibition – details to be announced soon.

Wild Life in the Red

What do you think about our exhibition?

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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