This skeleton will greet you right as you enter the museum after the registration counter. The whale carcass was found washed ashore at Tanjung Aru Village, Labuan Sabah on February 2nd, 2005. The species live in tropical and subtropical seas.
The Natural History Museum in Presint 15, Putrajaya was established as one of the governments initiatives in collecting, documenting as well as to exhibit the Malaysia’s naturals heritage such as the plants, animals, rocks, minerals and fossil, some of which are the country’s invaluable treasures. The Natural History Museum will act as a resource for informal science education and is dedicated to expand the public’s knowledge and be beneficial to the people of Malaysia, as well as our respected tourist from all over the world. The museum is home to a variety of specimens consisting of extinct and endangered species of the flora and fauna, as well as those which are still in existence, in order to serve one of its objectives that is to preserve the naturals heritage of Malaysia.
The side view of the museum from the signee
Previously known as the Division of Natural History, The Natural History Museum was created as the research arm for the Department of Museums Malaysia in researching the areas of flora and fauna. Nevertheless, the genesis of the specimens of flora and fauna predates our country’s independence, and can be dated back to the year 1901 whereby it was initiated by the British officers who served in Malaya at that time whom realized that the collections are of vital importance to the country’s naturals heritage. These can be evidenced by the many specimens with the earliest records, dated back to 1901 and are now in the custody of the Department of Museums Malaysia.
We have some pictures from the visit! Hit the picture to check out the gallery.
The registration counter minimum entrance fee-adult RM2.00 and free for children
The elephant skull
Amazing facts corner on Sun Bear
The Malayan Tapir, one of the country’s most identifiable animals, is actually a vegetarian. It is also known as the Panda Tapir due to its colours.
A close up of the beetles collection. Malaysia is home to a large number of bettles, including the stag beetle.
Insect collection section upstairs
Another angel of the whale carcass
small fountain along the steps to the entrance of the museum
The signee to the museum
The admin office across the road
The stuffed elephant calf on display at the museum. The elephant calf was found in its mother’s womb after she was killed while attacking villagers at Merbau Berdarah, Sabak Bernam, Selangor in the 1960s.
Malaysian Mammals Exhibition
Another snap of tiger
Guess what is this?
Otter, Malayan Pangolin and bats section
A close up of a barking deer, or also known as Kijang in Malay language. The barking deer is used in the coat of arms of Kelantan state.
A dusky leaf monkey in a very lifelike pose are just one of several species of monkeys on display at the museum.
A feral goat on display at the museum. Most feral goats are domesticated goats that have reverted to the wild, as opposed to wild goats, which are just naturally wild.
A sun bear in an upright pose at the Natural History Museum. The sun bear has a bright patch just around its neck and is unfortunately hunted for its fur and bile.
amazing facts corner
Tiger corner – A stuffed tiger in the tiger exhibit at the museum. Tigers are an endangered species, and the Malayan Tiger is also used as a symbol and mascot by many Malaysian institutions.
Dicerorhinus corner – Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
some newspaper cutting with relevant articles
A children’s corner
One of the insect collections
another fountain at the end of the steps
a cute faontain just before the entrance of the museum
This way up to the front desk of the museum
So here is The Natural History Museum Putrajaya
This skeleton will greet you right as you enter the musuem after the registration counter. The whale carcass was found washed ashore at Tanjung Aru Village, Labuan Sabah on February 2nd, 2005. The species live in tropical and subtropical seas.
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