Explore Field Museum’s ‘Extreme Mammals’ Exhibit

Explore the past and present of mammals in an interactive exhibit at the Field Museum.

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Uintatherium is one of the first giant mammals. It waded along riverbanks, eating plants. Its huge body, bony horns, dagger-like teeth and tiny brain are all extreme for mammals.
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Ambulocetus was a “walking whale” that lived nearly 50 million years ago.
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Batodonoides vanhouteni, the smallest mammal that ever lived was so small it could have perched on a pencil.
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Arctic island habitat about 50 million years ago, when the region was home to mammals adapted to wading in swamps or climbing trees.
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Indricotherium is the largest land mammal ever discovered.
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Koalas live in the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia.
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Macrauchenia is one of the oddest-looking mammals that ever lived.
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A strike from a toxic platypus spur can kill a dog.
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Endangered proboscis monkeys live on the coasts and near rivers in Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
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The Short-beaked Echidna is Native to Tasmania and New Guinea, echidnas are monotremes—unlike most other mammals, monotremes never evolved live birth, but instead lay eggs.
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