SPECIAL NOTICE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UMMZ/Herbarium has limited personnel available working onsite. No loan returns should be shipped without prior notification, and loan requests, gifts, exchanges, etc. should be coordinated with collection staff. However, please expect delayed responses. Collections visits are not possible at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Mammal Division of the Museum of Zoology was established in 1837, and has grown steadily to its current size, with over 150,000 specimens. An important feature of the mammal collection at the Museum of Zoology is our emphasis on non-traditional specimens; that is, preparations that go beyond or replace the traditional skin and skull. Our fluid collection numbers over 15,000 specimens.