Object of the week- Eurasian beaver

Hunted into extinction for their fur and meat, beavers had not been seen in the UK for more than 400 years. But now small populations are slowly but surely beginning to flourish in parts of England and Scotland. And at Leeds City Museum, visitors can learn more about the Eurasian beaver in a thought-provoking…

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Leeds specimens help solve mystery of Tasmanian tiger’s tale

It’s an enduring extinction mystery that has puzzled generations of scientists and naturalists from around the world. Now an international research project may have finally solved the riddle of what happened to the enigmatic Tasmanian tiger- thanks to three specimens from Leeds Museums and Galleries collection. Researchers from Australia have been painstakingly analysing DNA…

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