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First alert of proof that pandas lived in Bulgaria millions of years ago

First alert of proof that pandas lived in Bulgaria millions of years ago


— 4 August 2022

In an article for the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: A late Turolian giant panda from Bulgaria and the early evolution and dispersal of the panda lineage, Prof Nikolai Spassov of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, and his Chinese colleague Qigao Jiangzuo describe a new fossil species of giant panda (Agriarctos nikolovi) that inhabited Bulgaria around 6 million years ago, in the late Miocene. The species’ description is based on the discovery of fossils of teeth, which are kept in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia…
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The National Museum of Natural History will aid the Ministry of Environment and Water with a study of the country’s biodiversity

The National Museum of Natural History will aid the Ministry of Environment and Water with a study of the country’s biodiversity

[11 July 2022] — On July 8th, 2022, the Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov and Prof. Pavel Stoev, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (NMNHS), signed an agreement…
A new project for museum residences, RESIM, connects the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia and the A. G. Leventis Museum of Natural History in Nigeria

A new project for museum residences, RESIM, connects the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia and the A. G. Leventis Museum of Natural History in Nigeria

[6 July 2022] — From the 22nd until the 30th of June, 2022, the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (NMNHS) hosted a research visit of Prof. Adisa Ogunfolakan, Director of the A. G. Leventis…
#Green Month in the Museum

#Green Month in the Museum

[9 June 2022] — The National Museum of Natural History, Sofia is organising a series of events dedicated to zero pollution in support of the Green Week initiative of the European Commission’s…
25. Gabrovo Biennial is visiting the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

25. Gabrovo Biennial is visiting the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

[2 June 2022] — From 1 to 23 June 2022, the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia is a host at the first stop of the tour of the traveling exhibition Caricatures on Economy of Means…
National Museum of Natural History, Sofia hosted the XI International Dormouse Conference

National Museum of Natural History, Sofia hosted the XI International Dormouse Conference

[18 May 2022] — On 10—13th of May, 2022, at the Cultural Center ‘Prosveta — 1870‘ in Svilengrad, the XI International Dormouse Conference (IDC 2022) took place, organised by…
“In the Little Big World of Bats” -- interactive installation of 36 Monkeys -- Contemporary Alternative Art and Culture Organisation at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia

“In the Little Big World of Bats” — interactive installation of 36 Monkeys — Contemporary Alternative Art and Culture Organisation at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia

[16 May 2022] — In January 2021, 36 Monkeys — Contemporary Alternative Art and Culture Organisation first screened the documentary What About Bats?. This 30-minute story about the importance…