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Learn All about the Moose Diorama in New PBS Digital Series

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Each Museum diorama offers a snapshot of nature, carefully researched in the field and artfully re-created back in New York City. Now a new series of digital shorts, DIORAMA, is bringing the stories behind a few of these iconic scenes. 

First up: the majestic Moose diorama in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. Why are the male moose fighting? Are they aiming to hurt each other with their massive antlers, or just to prove their mettle? And why is the nearby female watching them? 

DIORAMA's episode Why Moose Fight  features Museum Curator Ross D. E. MacPhee offering answers to these questions and more.


Visit THIRTEEN.org/DIORAMA for more episodes exploring other exhibits at the Museum:

CORAL REEF (Andros Coral Reef; Milstein Hall of Ocean Life) –Spawning or: how coral grows. 

TERMITES (Environment of the Impala Group, Termite Hill; Akeley Hall of African Mammals) – Colony or: what’s inside a termite hill

Impala with Termite Mound Diorama Akeley Hall of African Mammals

Impala diorama, in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. Note the large earthworks, a termite mound, at center-right.

© AMNH/R. Mickens


The series is produced by WNET's Interactive Engagement Group in collaboration with the Museum and PBS Digital Studios. 

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