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The museum was established in 1832 based on the zoological collection of the Kunstkammer. It contains over 40 thousand species (including those extinct) of fish, animals and insects. There are numerous dioramas depicting animals in their natural environment.
The museum is situated in the building of the former Southern Packhouse of the Stock Exchange.
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