Category Archives: Giraffa

Giraffe dissection 2013

Someone asked for it, so you get it: photos from the giraffe limb dissection I just completed with John of the Freezers and Daniela Schwarz-Wings at the Royal Veterinary College London. I put them is as link because they are … Continue reading

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Coming up: giraffe times at the RVC

Tomorrow I am heading over to London to spend a few days with John of the Freezers Hutchinson and Vivian Allen at the Royal Veterinary College. We’ll be doing SIMM modelling of giraffe limbs – yay! You may remember that … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 19: Mom’s advice for the stiff-necked

Today’s Mammal Monday is especially for Darren Naish of TetZoo, the “best ever spot on the web of all times” (he says). ‘If you really want to eat something but hay, you’ll have to learn the bend that stiff neck … Continue reading

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Marwell’s galloping giraffes

Someone was so enthusiastic about the galloping giraffes (well, I was, too) and asked I post them all because his didn’t come out. OK, I aim to please! Here they are in small size, merged into one multi-part image; I’ll … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 18 out of John’s freezer AGAIN! (+ non-gore pics)

If you think you’ve seen this before, you’re partly correct: you have seen these people, you have seen this individual non-human mammal, but you haven’t seen this body part yet. Today we finally started the giraffe hind limb dissection! John … Continue reading

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Giraffe dissection 4: still more front limb

It is high time I show you my co-dissector Sebastian Marpmann! Sebastian holds a Masters in Geology, and (German Science Foundation willing) will pursue a doctorate at the Museum für Naturkunde and Humboldt-University in Berlin studying rhinoceros locomotion – with … Continue reading

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Giraffe dissection 3: that front limb ain’t done yet!

Yesterday, Sebastian and I started getting the muscle architecture data we’d previously not been measuring. John taught us how to do that, then left us to our own devices. But first, he pulled the cooked-clean scapula out of the boiler. … Continue reading

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