Harvard Focuses on Islands Too

Was it just a few days ago that we noted that the Pittsburgh Zoo was highlighting island ecologies in their new exhibit called, appropriately enough, "Islands"? Now Harvard's Museum of Natural History is following along with it's own new installation called "Islands: Evolving In Isolation", that "unravels the mysteries of island biodiversity and evolution." 

Included are a number of exotic plants and animals that can only be found in isolated ecological niches:

  • giant pitcher plants
  • hissing cockroaches
  • Galápagos tortoises
  • New Guinea birds of paradise
  • Malagasy lemurs
  • Komodo dragons