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Guanaco (Lama guanicoe)

Guanaco (Lama guanicoe)
UngulateNerd92, 16 Sep 2018
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    • Terry Thomas
      Nice photo . Stuffed, but all good exhibits _ realistic,
    • UngulateNerd92
      @Terry Thomas thank you. Just so you know, Denver Museum of Nature & Science did used to have quite an extensive South American Mammal Hall, but it was removed in 2000 when the museum started construction on its west atrium. That was too bad because it was a fantastic exhibit. Most natural history museums focus their mammal halls on North America and Africa, and rarely if ever South America. The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago still has a South American Hall but not as extensive as Denver had. Yes as you can see in the photo above, they still have a few South American dioramas concentrated in a small area. With regards to displays in the former South American Mammal Hall, you can see photos in older volumes of Walker's Mammals of the World. Some of the taxa displayed within that old hall included Brazilian tapir, Jaguar, Brocket deer (not determinable below genus level), Marsh deer, Pampas deer, and certain South American sunspecies of Puma concolor etc.
    • Terry Thomas
      Thank you. Interesting.
    • Anniella
      This museum appears to have a most interesting mixture of taxidermized animals from your pictures. It's a shame they no longer have a South American hall, but it's still nice seeing something out of the ordinary North American and African mammal halls.
    • SafariKid2
      @UngulateNerd92 I knew there used to be a Western Brazil diorama in the museum, but I didn't know it was part of a separate South American Hall that existed from 1973-2000. Was the jaguar in the diorama as well, or did it have its own display?
    • SafariKid2
      @UngulateNerd92 This reply is related to the one above, so were the Cougar subspecies in the Brazil diorama as well, or did they also have their own displays?
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