Short-tailed fruit bats and New World pepper plants have an important relationship with each other. Learn about Burke curator Sharlene Santana's research in Costa Rica about this unique dynamic, and their use of "scent traps" to capture the aroma of over 50 pepper plant species.
The 27-million-year-old fossil whale on display in our Life & Times exhibit is officially a new species!
An extinct animal often cited as a ‘missing link’ between modern seals and their four-limbed, land-dwelling ancestors.
A Burke research team recently surveyed fruit bats living on the small island of Grenada.
What can the fossil record tell us about how seals and sea lions evolved into the animals they are today?
Researchers are turning to the Burke’s collection of fossil baleen whales from the Pacific Northwest to better understand how the largest creatures on earth evolved.
The Mammalogy Collection database includes over 55,000 specimen records.
An interactive tree diagram showing the pathways of relatedness and historical evolution of today’s 29 different mammal orders.
Washington is home to 141 species of mammals. Learn all about their habits and habitats, what they eat, where they live, and more.
How hard can a bat bite, and why does it matter?
Researchers sink their teeth into this tricky evolutionary question.