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“Extreme Mammals” opens at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Starting Saturday, March 2nd, visitors to Fernbank Museum of Natural History will be able to see the largest land mammal that ever lived, a 15-foot-tall Indricotherium. Its part of an exhibit called "Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time" at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.

The museum displays animals with oversized claws, fangs, snouts and horns. The exhibit explores the world of extinct and living mammals. It features fossils, unusual specimens and vivid reconstructions; the exhibition examines the ancestry and evolution of numerous species, ranging from huge to tiny, and from speedy to sloth-like.

Extreme Mammals offers visitors a fun and intriguing opportunity to learn how life evolved, why animals may look and behave so differently from one another, and how there can be such extraordinary diversity within a single group.

The exhibit examines how some lineages died out while others diversified to form the groups of well-known mammals living today. Highlights of the exhibition include historic taxidermy specimen, from the egg-laying platypus to a rare pair of Proboscis monkeys, and fleshed-out models of extinct forms, such as a "walking whale."

Extreme Mammals is on view at Fernbank Museum from March 2nd through August 18th. The exhibition is included with Museum admission. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3-12, free for children 2 and younger, and free for museum members.

Value Pass combo tickets include Museum admission as well as an IMAX film.



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