The Curiosity Show Ep.16 – Extreme Mammals

Extreme Mammals, with Xiaoming Wang, Emily Lindsey, and Miguel Ordeñana

We tour the NHM’s special exhibit Extreme Mammals in this episode, and find out that extremism and extinction are linked across evolutionary time. Meet NHM scientists Dr. Xiaoming Wang, Dr. Emily Lindsey, and Miguel Ordeñana as they show off some exhibit highlights including the giant rhino relative Indricotherium and all five giant cats known from the La Brea Tar Pits. Learn how mountain lions survived the Ice Age, and how one extreme survivor made it all the way across Los Angeles to make a home in Griffith Park.