Author: Emma Gregg

Tall Tales: How the Giraffe Got its Neck

Giraffes are one of the world’s most iconic animals. With their two metre long necks and leopard-like patterning they is unmistakable. Today there are only two extant members of the family Giraffidae, the giraffe...

The Million Year Old Monkey

In 2009 a remarkable find was made deep in an underwater cave in the Dominican Republic. A collection of beautifully preserved animal bones were recovered and now a closer examination of these finds is...

The First Flower?

Sometimes palaeontological discoveries come from newly found fossils and sometimes they come from a re-examination of old ones. The discovery of what is quite possibly the oldest flowering plant ever discovered falls firmly into...