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Moore Laboratory of Zoology

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Where else than the bird morgue would you rather be at on a Saturday morning?

Growing up, I had a pair of lovebirds named Arthur and Coralie1. Birds are a few of the animals2 I am not allergic to. I loved those little parrots, but they were too smart and chewed through the top of their cage and flew off on, ironically, a fine Saturday morning.

The Moore Lab of Zoology at Oxy houses over 60,000 specimens, including quite a few extinct species, caught and skinned anywhere between the latter part of the 19th century to today. Sadly, no Dodos. Alas.

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  1. Full disclosure: all my pets were named Arthur and Coralie, because they always came in pairs. Well, except fish. They were all called Moby Dick. []
  2. Birds and fish, actually. My life sucks. []