Series:Smithsonian Science How webcasts, which are designed to connect natural history science and research to upper-elementary and middle-school students.
This video features Dr. Kristofer Helgen, a zoologist formerly at the National Museum of Natural History. Did you know that we are still finding and naming new mammals around the world? From field expeditions and museum specimens, Kris has discovered about 100 mammal species. Hear about his surprising find of the “Olinguito” in cloud forests of Ecuador. Consider how studying mammals helps us understand how the Earth is changing. Get a glimpse of the modern technologies used to describe species and their environments. Ponder how much biodiversity still awaits discovery.