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Charming Creatures and Caring Keepers

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Museum Live Animal Keeper interacting with one of the rats


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Every other month, get together with our Living Collections Keepers to meet new members of our live animal family and learn how they connect hearts and minds to the science that happens at NHMLAC.

Join us on Thursday, September 16, as Forest Urban, Manager of Invertebrate Living Collections, will give us a glimpse inside the Insectary. Make sure to get your questions ready!

Image of Forest Urban holding a display of pinned butterflies.
Forest Urban, Manager of Invertebrate Live Animal Programs. Forest studied Entomology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Texas and began his career at the Houston Museum of Natural History's Cockrell Butterfly exhibit and Insect Zoo. More recently, he came to NHMLA by way of The Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC. Forest is passionate about creating exhibits that inspire curiosity about the amazing lives of arthropods.