A massive collection of bones and fossils of various animals found across South Asia can be found on display in this gallery, which has been planned and arranged to illustrate the Zoology of the subcontinent. The gallery also boasts a vast collection of unique stuffed mammals from all around the globe. The highlight is the skeleton of a common minke whale that was found stranded a the Myanmar coast in 1804; followed by the lower jaw of a Blue Whale and a skeleton of an Indian elephant, which was a gift to King George V during his arrival in Mumbai by the Maharaja of Varanasi.
Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the
Asiatic Societyof Bengal (at the present
building of the Asiatic Society,
1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum
is the oldest and the largest Museum…