Friday, 24 August 2012

August 25 - Beauty in the Beast

August 25, 2 pm

Beauty in the Beast: Is your elephant too hot, is your hippo too cold?

Dr. Esther Finegan and her students study thermoregulation at the University of Guelph. This is the study of how animals keep a comfortable body temperature. Elephants, hippos, rhinos, giraffes: how do these big beasts control their internal thermostat? And what about the smaller animals like lions and tigers who have fur? And did you know that when a zebra stands in the sunshine his or her black stripes are at least 10°C hotter than the white stripes? See temperature photos of these animals and of yourself as you sit in the audience. 

Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for DCMA members. Please contact the DCMA 1-877-941-7787 to reserve or purchase tickets by phone.

Dufferin County Museum & Archives - 2pm

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