Animals Inside Out

Thursday 16 June 2016

The Animals Inside Out Exhibition is at the Centre For Life in Newcastle up until the 3rd January 2017 and you just have to go. There, I got straight to the point. 

Thanks to Dr Gunther von Hagens, who invented plastination, we are now able to preserve the anatomy of animals (and humans) so we can see what's really going on under the skin! Body fluids and fats are removed and replaced with synthetic materials.  

*Please note there are some spoilers, so don't scroll any further if you'd rather keep it all a surprise*

Come on, lets have a peek at what's in there shall we?

The sheer size of this bear was basically. I would not want to be attacked by it, that's for sure. Well done Leo for surviving the bear attack in the Revenant!!

The Gorilla - another animal I'd like to avoid being attacked by. Walking around all of the exhibits and seeing their size and adaptations for attack up close was pretty scary stuff! It is amazing how human like Gorillas are. There was a human exhibit just next to this one for comparison which was really interesting.

It must have taken a looooong time preparing this fella for preserving. Just look at him!

This exhibit fascinated me the most believe it or not. Just the huge amount of capillaries in the head was mind blowing to see! I honestly had no idea.

You'll never guess what this is...

Go on, have a closer look..

It is fact a Liver!!! Well the blood vessels in the Liver and it belongs to this guy...

He is a Blue Shark and his liver makes up a whopping 40% of his total body volume. Come on, you can't say you're not impressed!

I don't think you need to be particularly  interested in animals or a science geek to be fascinated by this exhibition. There's a great range of creatures great and small to see - some more unusual than others!

It's about £14 for adults and £11 for students and gives you access to the whole of the life centre which has lots of fun science experiments to try out, a planetarium and a 4D experience that shouldn't be missed!!

Just a quick note to put those worried minds at rest that no animals were killed or harmed for the making of this exhibition :)

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