Cambridge University: Museum of Zoology 06.04.10

It’s the Easter Holiday, so took August to the Museum of Zoology – Cambridge’s version of The Natural History Museum. They have skeletons of various whales, a giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, monkeys and a 20ft tall giant prehistoric sloth. Also fossils and pickled specimens of snakes, frogs, squid, etc. Stuffed birds and smaller mammals. “The bulk of the existing collections were accumulated between 1865 and 1915. Many private collections of shells, insects, and birds were bought or donated, while expeditions brought back collections of insects, of marine invertebrates from the Indian Ocean, of fresh water fish and amphibians from Africa, and of mammals and birds from South East Asia and Australia.”