By Katie Davenport-Mackey, on 17 January 2020
This blog was written by UCL Culture volunteer Jingyuan Zou.
The Grant Museum not only has many fascinating specimens in its collection such as the subfossils of extinct giant deer and dodo bones, skeletons of lions and dugongs, but also many common domestic animals that we may see in everyday life. Many people may be familiar with the appearance of an extinct animal such as saber-toothed cat, however often the skeletons of more common animals are the most unfamiliar specimens viewed from a museum. This week’s Specimen of the Week features one such ‘common’ animal that looks quite different in its Grant Museum guise…
**The Domestic Cat Skeleton**
LDUCZ-Z2602 Felis silvestris catus Domestic cat skeleton