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Virtual tour with
United Bulgarian Bank
Halls 10, 11, 12, 13 — Mammals [position]Hall 16 — PlantsHall 15 — Non-insect invertebratesHall 14 — InsectsHalls 10, 11, 12, 13 — Mammals [position]Hall 7 — FishesHall 9 — PalaeontologyHall 8 — BirdsHall 6 — Amphibians and reptilesHall 5 — BirdsHall 3 — Temporary exhibitionsHall 4 — Mineralogy [Genesis of the minerals]Hall 1 — Mineralogy [Systematics of minerals]
Instructions for use

Halls can be selected from the floor plan's scheme above. The movement of the panoramic images to the left is done with the help of the buttons on the navigation bar (shown when placing the cursor over the image). The current viewpoint and the section you see are marked on the hall's scheme at the end of the panorama. There may be more than one viewpoints in some halls (marked with a black dot and provided with a hyperlink for relocation). Certain specimens on the panoramic images are outlined in red (hyperlink). Selecting the hyperlink displays information about the specimen itself.


Exhibitions and virtual tour — Halls 10, 11, 12, 13 — Mammals

The exhibition of recent mammals is situated in three halls and a foyer on the 3-rd floor. The pair (male and female) of the European bison (Bison bonasus), shut down in 1915 in Silesia is especially attractive in the foyer. The erected on the hind legs, two metres high, male brown bear from the Rila Mts is very impressive too. This bear was recognised as the largest European representative, and was awarded the gold medal of the First International Game Exhibition in Berlin, 1937.

Animals from various systematic groups (primates, carnivorous, cloven-hoofed, solid-hoofed, etc.) from Europe, Asia, Africa, South and North America) are exhibited in the big hall on the 3-rd floor. The dioramas are of special interest:
African antelopes — 1989
South American equatorial forest — 1999
A tiger in its natural environment — 1999
A leopard in its natural environment — 2001
White rhino — 2004
American bison and puma — 2004
Brown bear from Bulgaria — 2005

The smaller hall on the same floor exhibits some particularly rare representatives, such as monotremates and marsupials from the Australian region and Edentata (bradyporids, armadillos and ant-eaters) from South America. Here, in the exhibition of the rodents, the unique mounted preparation of the dormice Myomimus roachi bulgaricus, can be seen; the latter subspecies occurs only in SE Bulgaria, European part of Turkey, and the Anatolian coast of Turkey.