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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

National Natural History Museum

Today we visited the National Natural History Museum in Arusha. The museum is located in the Old German Boma, a set of buildings built by the Germans in 1900 that was used for administration during Germany's colonial era in Tanganyika.
 
The description of the museum states it has a modest display, and this is very true. The kids enjoyed the rooms with the animal displays, and I appreciated that there were many beautiful photographs of plants, birds and animals found in Tanzania.

 
The most fascinating discovery was the taxidermists found on site. A shell of some sort of deer was being made from fibreglass, and a man at the back of the business was working on what looked like the hide.



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