Museum of Zoology

The Museum of Zoology (Chinese: 動物博物館; pinyin: Dòngwù Bówùguǎn) is a museum about zoology in Daan District, Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is located at the National Taiwan University.[2]

Museum of Zoology
動物博物館
Established1928 (original building)
1998 (current building)[1]
LocationDaan, Taipei, Taiwan
Coordinates25°00′55″N 121°32′19″E / 25.01528°N 121.53861°E / 25.01528; 121.53861Coordinates: 25°00′55″N 121°32′19″E / 25.01528°N 121.53861°E / 25.01528; 121.53861
TypeUniversity museum, Zoology
Public transit accessGongguan Station
Websitezoology.lifescience.ntu.edu.tw

HistoryEdit

The museum was originally established in 1928 during the Japanese rule. In the early days, recording of fauna in Taiwan and its neighboring areas such as Asia and Hainan was the major purpose of its collections. As time passed by, rodents and fishes became the main collection targets. In recent years, the collections expanded to include earthworms, bats, shrews, larval fishes etc.[3]

TransportationEdit

The museum is accessible within walking distance northeast from Gongguan Station of the Taipei Metro.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zoology Museum". UMAC Worldwide Database of University Museums & Collections. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Museum of Zoology". www.museums.ntu.edu.tw. Taiwan: National Taiwan University. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ "||| 臺灣大學博物館群 ( NTU Museums ) |||". Museums.ntu.edu.tw. Retrieved 2015-07-25.

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