Seg. 1: Nature's Super Moms. Seg. 2: Fossil Hunting (R) | KCUR

Seg. 1: Nature's Super Moms. Seg. 2: Fossil Hunting (R)

May 14, 2018

Segment 1: What does motherhood mean in the animal world?

Humans really rely on moms to survive. But in the animal world, this experience may vary — especially since some species eat their young. We learn about different examples of motherhood across various species.

  • Paulyn Cartwright, professor, department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at KU
  • William Leo Smith, associate professor, department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at KU
  • Sean Putney, Kansas City Zoo

Segment 2, beginning at 23:15: Tips and tricks for fossil hunters.

We speak with a KU paleontologist who co-created an app that helps identify fossils. Also, an amateur fossil hunter shares how — and where — to look.

  • Bruce Lieberman, Paleontologist in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at KU and co-creator of the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life
  • Brent Jackson, amateur fossil hunter