Stories

Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

Talking Tar Pits Turkeys
Dig into some ancient turkey with our Tar Pits team member, Preparator Laura Tewksbury.
These Hips Don’t Lie: 3D Imaging of a Pelvis Suggests Social Care for Saber-Tooths
A new study reveals saber-toothed cats suffered from hip dysplasia, an affliction common in pet cats and dogs, and points to supportive social structures for Smilodon.
Horsing Around at La Brea Tar Pits
Say giddy up to the Western horse
Here, Kitty, Kitty
It's been ice ages! Get reacquainted with your friendly neighborhood apex predator
You Herd of Bison in L.A.?
Hoofing it through Ice Age Los Angeles
At the Feet of Mammoths
Meet some of the Ice Age minifauna still making their home in L.A.
Sample Tar Pits' Paleo Diets
Gnawing questions answered with fossilized teeth
Get Sedimental With La Brea Tar Pits
Help transcribe 'dig' field notes for fossils excavated since 1969
Year of the Ox
Celebrate the 2021 Lunar New Year with 21 highlights from the collection