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Hall of Mammals

Photographs of the new Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals


Morgie (Morganucodon oelheri)

“Morgie” lived 210 million years ago, and is one of the earliest common ancestors of all mammals. Only 10 cm (4 in) long, its DNA was passed on to billions of descendants – including you.

©Smithsonian Institution, 2003

Hunter in decoy mask

Orientation wall

Morgie Leopard with Impala

South American Anteaters

Red Kangaroos

Mother and baby White-tailed Deer

Polar Bear

Overview of exhibit