What Can a Skull Tell Us?

What Can a Skull Tell Us?DepartmentAnimal Behavior9:00 am – 3:00 pm Student Building


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All animals develop unique ways to survive and thrive in their environments. By looking at an animal’s skull, you can see some important features and learn a lot about how that animal lived. For example, you can tell whether the animal was a predator or prey. You can also determine whether it was a carnivore, omnivore or herbivore, and how much it used its eyesight, hearing and sense of smell in its daily life.

Stop by this station to see and interact with skulls from several mammals native to Indiana. You might be surprised to see how much you can learn about an animal, just by looking at its skull!

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