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Orange Tree 1: You Always Pick Me

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Orange Tree 1: You Always Pick Me

The squeezing began in the 1800s, when Spanish missionaries carted the sun-worshipping citrus to California.

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Botta's Pocket Gopher: Skull Found in Tar Pits

Even 27,000 years ago, these little fossil rascals were abundant in the Los Angeles Basin.

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Age of Mammals

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Dire Wolf Tooth: Oh, You Old Dog

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Dire Wolf Tooth: Oh, You Old Dog

Related to the gray wolf, the extinct dire wolf chased prey in ancient Los Angeles 45,000 to 11,500 years ago.

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Tortoise Shell Comb: Comb and Get it

This may very well have been worn at early L.A. dances, where the older society ladies called the shots in the Mexican Era!

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Becoming Los Angeles

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Ammonite with Mosasaur Bite

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Ammonite with Mosasaur Bite

This shell of this ancient nautilus-like creature shows evidence of bite marks from a huge sea reptile!

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Dinosaur Hall

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Carnivore Tooth 4: A Little Dino Dynamo

Look closely to see this tooth's serrated edges

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Dinosaur Hall

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Triceratops Fused Vertebrae: Ancient Diagnosis

CAT scans show a bone tumor caused these vertebrae to fuse. Specimens that reveal ancient injuries are rare. 

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Dinosaur Hall

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Ancient Whale Jaw: Fossil Find from Palos Verdes

The horny baleen, used to strain small sea life in the mouth of a whale, is a rare fossil find.

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Age of Mammals

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Chalk Dudleya: A Selfless Succulent

Nicknamed "live forever," Dudleya can thrive for decades without demanding much liquid sustenance.

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Yellow Flowering Currant 10

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Yellow Flowering Currant 10

The plant’s nectar is a popular palate pleaser for hummingbirds and other winged drinkers.

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Arroyo Willow 4: Nature's Nurse

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Arroyo Willow 4: Nature's Nurse

Thank this plant and its gnarly roots for the acid used to make aspirin.

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Lilac Verbena: Butterfly Magnet

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Lilac Verbena: Butterfly Magnet

Fluttering butterflies love the nectar within the mildly spicy, clove-like petals of this ever-blooming shrub.

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Theropod Metacarpal: Show of Hands

This hand bone from an ostrich-like dinosaur reveals long, slender hands culminating in serious claws.

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Dinosaur Hall

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T. rex Toe Bone: He's Not Flat Footed

Part of a massive one-meter-long foot, this fossil belonged to a 67-65 million year old, toe-walking T. rex.

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Extinct Horse Tooth: Revealing Ancient L.A.

This tooth belonged to a grass-eating horse species that lived in the L.A. area 4,500-11,500 years ago.

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Age of Mammals

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Yellow Flowering Currant 4

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Yellow Flowering Currant 4

The plant’s nectar is a popular palate pleaser for hummingbirds and other winged drinkers.

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Nature Gardens

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