Skeletons at The Natural History Museum, Oxford


It’s a reindeer. Very festive looking, isn’t it?

Christmas was a lot of fun. Hectic, tiring and loud (screaming baby!), but it was a good day. We took a walk to the Natural History Museum again to enjoy some fresh air. Being out of the house also helps me cope better with my internal struggle for chocolates, mince pies, crisps and biscuits.

This time, I had a closer look at the skeletons on display. Did you know that reindeers shed their antlers? And apparently, they grow back!


Can you guess what these two (above picture) are?

They are one of my favourite animals – elephants. On the left is the African elephant and the one on the right is the Asian elephant.
Did you know that the tusks of a male African elephant can weigh up to 60kg, and only 9kg for a female? However, NOT all male Asian elephants have tusks.

Here’s a polar bear (I wish there was more description to it because it didn’t look as big as I thought it would be.)


And here’s a giraffe! Skinny, long legs and neck!


This isn’t quite what you would expect people to do over Christmas. But I enjoyed looking at these displays, and pointing them out to Theo. One of the great things in the UK is that most museums are free. It doesn’t matter that we spent only 30minutes in there before Theo started heating up because we can visit again another day. Such outings give me different things to talk to Theo about (let’s be honest, playing with babies’ toys, and re-reading their books can be a little mind-numbing after the 100th time).

Now, back to researching on what we can do during the day while Papa’s at work in Frankfurt. One week left …


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