Did you know that there are more than 380 mammal species in Kenya?
The Mammalogy Section serves as the national repository and reference centre for mammalian natural history collections and its focal point for research and conservation of Kenya’s mammal fauna. This is achieved through research, collecting, cataloguing, documentation, preservation disseminating and exhibition of mammal specimens. The section also promotes knowledge and appreciation of mammal fauna in Kenya through publication, seminars, exhibitions, guided tours to visitors and focal field training and attachments. To that end, the section works with local and international institutions, individual experts and students through research fellowships, affiliations, internships, attachments, volunteers and other forms of collaborations.
Currently the department holds more than 20,000 specimens collection dating way back in 1909. These mainly include stuffed study skins, flat skins, taxidermy (mounted), wet collections, tissue samples, of both small and large sized mammals and skulls. Most of the specimens are from Kenya, a few from Tanzania and Uganda and a small collection originated from West African Countries.
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