Inside John’s freezer – the grand tour

A few weeks ago, curiosity got the better of me. John Hutchinson, professor of evolutionary biomechanics at the Royal Vetinerary College in London, has a personal website called What’s in John’s freezer? A title like that just begs for an answer, and I wanted to provide one.

Without hesitation or thinking of the consequences, I decided to ask him if I could have a look. And he said yes…

So, I went, and had a grand tour of his work. We started in a warehouse lined from wall to wall with freezers. We then went onto the Freezersaurus, a container that had been converted into a giant walk-in freezer, and finally into a gym for the giant animals, where they run tests on the living ones. I recorded the tour so you can go along with me.

Enjoy the tour!

For your visual pleasure: here are some photos!

An elephant's foot

An elephant’s foot

The underside of a rhino's foot

The underside of a rhino’s foot

Freezersaurus

Freezersaurus

Standing inside freezersaurus

Standing inside Freezersaurus

An elephant leg in Freezersaurus

An elephant leg in Freezersaurus

A tiny crocodile

A tiny crocodile

The femur of a baby elephant (left) vs one of a grown elephant (right)

The humerus (upper arm bone) of a baby elephant (left) vs one of a grown elephant (right)

 

 

 

Femur of rhino

Femur of a fully grown rhino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box full of elephant bones...

Box full of elephant bones…

Front and rear feet of an elephant

Front and rear feet of an elephant

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