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For a long time VU museum of Zoology has Oryctes nasicornis, which lives in Lithuania. And now, thanks to Vilnius University patron G. Vaitiekūnas, we have some kind of "green hunting" exhibit — it is a copy of front part of White rhino.

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Not long ago our fishes from G. Foster's (1754-1794) collection were "swimming" in the exhibition of National art gallery. The exhibition is called "Pilis street" (a link to that exhibition https://www.ldm.lt/pilies-gatve/), and now, on February 14th, our volunteer Alba Àvila Grimaldos presents the LOVE OF FISHES.

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The raising human population and more intensive farming put bears under pressure as predators, doing harm to domestic animals. Intensive deforestation during the XVII-XVIII centuries also put it's toll and at the end of the XIX century bears could only survive in densely forested areas.

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These animals have been tamed and used for hunting since the time of ancient Egypt, meanwhile the exhibit of VU Zoology Museum was hunted in Africa by G. Vaitiekūnas.

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VU Museum of Zoology has 33 specimens of "killing snails" or "cone snails" (family Conidae). Three of those species might be deadly to humans - Conus marmoreus, Conus striatus and Conus textile, although poison of yet another species - Conus magus is used in medicine. Some more information about these snails is prepared by our international volunteer and can be found here - "killing snails".

VU Museum of Zoology has six specimens of chameleons, belonging to three species - Veiled chameleon, common chameleon and Meller's chameleon. Some more information about chameleons is prepared by our international volunteer and can be found here - chameleons.

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