Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Netherlands


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Naturalis Biodiversity Center
African elephant Kito, from Dvur Kralove Zoo
African elephant Kito, from Dvur Kralove Zoo


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Local name Nederlands Centrum voor Biodiversiteit Naturalis
Typemuseum
Total nrs37000000
Founded1820
Number of animals37000000
Place Leiden
Region South Holland
Country Netherlands
Website https://www.naturalis.nl
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Naturalis Biodiversity Center, in Leiden, Netherlands , was founded in 1820.

Taxidermy specimens


Naturalis Biodiversity Center has in its collection 1 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)


    Kito Accession nr: . Received: Kito
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 2002-12-06 at Colchester Zoo † Dead 2017-03-13 at Dvur Kralove Zoo
    Death: disease Death reason: heart failure

Comments / picturesNaturalis Biodiversity Center is a national museum of natural history and a research center on biodiversity in Leiden, Netherlands. Its collection includes approximately 37 million specimens, making it one of the largest natural history collections in the world.

2018-2019: The museum, except the research facilities, was closed from September 2018 to mid 2019 due to renovations. Temporary exhibitions were held in the Pesthuis (historical Plague hospital) entrance building during the renovations.

Although its current name and organization are relatively recent, the history of Naturalis can be traced back to the early 1800s.

Among other elephants on exhibit, African Savanna elephant Kito, who died 2017-03-13 in Heart failure at Dvur Kralove Zoo, Czech Republic, is presently on display in the diorama of "Life".

References for records about Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3055. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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