'Hope' the blue whale skeleton
Finally we managed to see this stunning 25.2-metre-long female blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling in Hintze Hall - Natural History Museum. Her name is Hope, which represents a symbol of humanity's capability to shape a sustainable future. Blue whales were exploded and brought to the verge of extinction in the 20th century, however they were also one of the first species that humans decided to save worldwide.
The skeleton is from the whale, which became stranded in 1891 in Ireland. It was first displayed in the Museum in 1934. Curators, conservation teams and engineers have been working on the skeleton for months cleaning and preparing its 221 bones for display.