May 14, 2012

Biodiversity Museum

There are some museums on the campus of  University of British Columbia , which everyone can visit. So, last weekend I decided to visit one of them. I chose the Biodiversity museum. The reason was that I bought the tickets to go there with discount. :) Now you'll see a few pictures from this museum  where are located different collections of birds, fish, plants and so on.

(Click on photos to enlarge)

At first, of course, the blue whale skeleton attracted my attention because it's the largest animal in the world ever existed.

The label by the following skeleton says, "The hyrax is a stocky, prairie dog-like mammal with hooves. Its closest living relatives are elephants and sea cows. Classes in the superorder Paenungulata, meaning "almost ungulates," these improbable relatives share a distant ancestor that lived over 50 million years ago."

Also many other interesting collections you can see there.

By the way, if you are interested in visiting this museum, you may use a tour  in which a guide will tell you briefly about the collections they have. The opening hours and ongoing daily programs you can see on their site here

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