Marabou Stork, Zimbabwe (USNM 489395)

USNM 489395

The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Birds (http://vertebrates.si.edu/birds/) houses many birds in its scientific collections. 

This specimen, USNM 489395 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/birds/?irn=4104219),  is a female Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) from Zimbabwe. This individual was collected by R. H. Smithers in 1967 near Marandellas, located in Mashonaland East Province.

This is a CT scan of the right femur of USNM 489395. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.