This July, we’re taking a look back at what we were up to this time last year. We welcomed Hope the blue whale to the newly redeveloped Hintze Hall, where it took three and a half days to raise the 221 bones of the 25.2-metre-long skeleton. Hope was unveiled to the public on 14 July 2017. Her downward pose reflects the latest research into how these huge animals eat krill, their tiny prey.
You can hang out with Hope and dozens of other specimens in Hintze Hall: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/galleries-and-museum-map/hintze-hall.html
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