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Survival of the Slowest

  • Survival of the Slowest sloth
    Survival of the Slowest, on view Feb. 15–Oct. 25, 2020, features live sloths and other animals that survive and thrive despite being slow.
  • Two-toed sloth on branch
    This two-toed sloth uses camouflage to avoid predators. See it live in Survival of the Slowest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Feb. 15–Oct. 25, 2020.
    Credit: Little Ray’s Nature Centres
  • Hedgehog
    There are 17 species of hedgehogs. See one of them live and up close in Survival of the Slowest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Feb. 15–Oct. 25, 2020.
    Credit: Little Ray’s Nature Centres
  • little girl and snake
    Getting a close and safe look at live snakes in Survival of the Slowest, on view at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Feb. 15–Oct. 25, 2020.
    Credit: Little Ray’s Nature Centres
  • turtle and shadow
    Survival of the Slowest, on view at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Feb. 15–Oct. 25, 2020, features a range of wondrous live animals with unique adaptations.
    Credit: Little Ray’s Nature Centres
  • sloth feeding
    Feeding the two-toed sloth in Survival of the Slowest, Feb. 15-Oct. 25, 2020 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
    Credit: Little Ray’s Nature Centres
  • exhibit panels
    Beautiful imagery on bilingual panels tells the story of Survival of the Slowest.
    Credit: Little Ray’s Nature Centres

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

  • @Yongqing Bao Wildlife Photographer of the Year fox and marmot
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Sept. 5, 2020–Feb. 15, 2021, features 100 of the world’s best wildlife photographs. The moment by Yongqing Bao, China, depicts a hungry marmot and also a hungry fox.
    Credit: ©Yongqing Bao/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • © Ralf Schneider - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
    Sleeping like a Weddell by Ralf Schneider. Highly Commended 2019, Black and White
    © Ralf Schneider - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • © Eduardo Del Álamo - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
    If penguins could fly by Eduardo Del Alamo, Spain. Highly Commended 2019, Behaviour: Mammals
    © Eduardo Del Álamo - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • © Ingo Arndt - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
    The equal match by Ingo Arndt, Germany. Joint Winner 2019, Behaviour: Mammals. Puma attacks guanaco.
    © Ingo Arndt - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs

  • 2 Permian creatures
    Before dinosaurs came on the scene, extraordinary and bizarre creatures roamed the planet. See some of them in Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs, Nov. 21, 2010–May 2, 2021 at the Academy.
    Credit: Gondwana Studios

Drawn to Dinosaurs

  • dinosaur skeleton by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Drawn to Dinosaurs, opening Nov. 1, 2015, delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid
    Drawn to Dinosaurs opens with a paleo artist recreating plant-eater Hadrosaurus foulkii on a giant blackboard.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Artist Jason Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Paleoartist Jason Poole sketches a detail on Haddy in Drawn To Dinosaurs.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS