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INTERVIEW WITH DR. PRESTON ON THE COLLECTIONS, AND WHY THEY ARE KEPT HERE AND IN OTHER NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS. PRESTON EXPLAINS HOW AND WHY THEY PREPARE WOLF SKULLS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC COLLECTION. HE EXPLAINS THE DATA COLLECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE SKULLS. HE TALKS ABOUT THE PUBLIC TRUST IN MUSEUMS, AND HOW THE SPECIMENS WILL BE THERE FOR RESEARCHERS HUNDREDS OF YEARS IN THE FUTURE. HE TALKS ABOUT HOW MUSEUM SPECIMENS AND EVEN THEIR DNA IS STUDIED NOW. HE TALKS ABOUT QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY MUSEUM SPECIES NOW THAT WEREN'T EVEN IMAGINED WHEN THEY WERE COLLECTED YEARS AGO. TELLS ABOUT A LOCAL COLLEGE STUDENT WHO HAS ALREADY USED THIS WOLF COLLECTIONS. HAS HAD INQUIRIES FROM BRITAIN ABOUT THE WOLVES. SAYS THE COMPUTERIZED RECORDS FROM THESE WOLVES WILL BE AVAILABLE AROUND THE WORLD. SAYS THIS WOLF COLLECTION IS A VERY IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC COLLECTION TO THE WORLD. SAYS HE WAS PLEASED TO GET THE OFFER FROM THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TO KEEP THE SPECIMENS. PRESTON ALSO TALKS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE LOVE TO WATCH THE TRAINED VOLUNTEERS WORK IN THE LAB.

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