VMNHcast #3: An update on Petra the Ice Age cave cat is now available!

For the past six months, VMNH Paleo Technician Lucy Treado has been working tirelessly to prepare the fossil skeleton of Petra, the large Ice Age cat recovered from a cave in western Virginia. In this episode, Lucy sits down with VMNH Administrator of Science Ben Williams to discuss the process of prepping a delicate skeleton, some surprising findings along the way, and the current theory regarding Petra's species.

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