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Great bustard

The Great Bustard is the worldês heaviest flying bird. Bustards became extinct in England because their habitat was destroyed and Victorian collectors shot large numbers for sport. This specimen...

Marine reptile

Jurassic •sea dragonsê were once thought to be fish or lizards. They are now recognised as air-breathing marine reptiles. Unlike most reptiles, ichthyosaurs did not lay eggs but gave birth...

Banwell Bear

This is the skull of the •Banwell Bearê. In life the animal stood about 2.5 metres tall and was a hunter-killer. Bison and reindeer provided the perfect diet to satisfy...

Spotted hyena

Hyenas were hunter-killers and liked to eat young woolly rhinoceros. Hyenas were probably Britainês top carnivores and had teeth that were ideal for catching and holding prey. This skull is...

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