Zimbabwe Collections

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Ornithology


It comprises about 100 000 study skins, 2 000 skeletons, 8 000 egg clutches, a few nests, a small anatomical collection as well as 40 types specimens. Today the collection…

Mammalogy


It holds over 100 000 specimens from the Southern African region. Many specimens were added to the collection including the skins of many large antelope, giraffe and zebra by the…

Ichthyology


Two thirds of the collection is Zimbabwean in origin and the rest of the specimens are from all over southern, central and eastern Africa and the first “Fishes of Rhodesia”…

Herpetology


At present these collections hold close to 52 000 specimens, which include 95 primary types and 966 paratypes.  It is the second largest collection of African Herpetofauna after the Transvaal Museum…

Publications


Situated in the Mezzanine floor of the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is an information resource bank (a library). It is a special library that houses mostly scientific and historical materials,…

Herpetology Collection


In terms of the distribution of amphibian and reptile specimens represented in the collection: 99% of specimens are from the southern half of Africa with 90% representing the Free State…

The Ruins of Great Zimbabwe


The collection includes a 3D model of the Hill Complex, 3D model of the Great Enclosure, The Panorama Tour of Great Zimbabwe, photographs, maps, etc