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Important Exhibits

The African Savannah

The savannah diorama is one of the most impressive exhibits

Common Chamaeleon

According to literary sources it exist only in Samos island

Kākāpō

One of the rarest species of the Museum

Superb Lyrebird

It is an excellent mimic, combining the songs of other birds into its courtship song

Greater Bird-of-Paradise

During mating, males spread their wings, jump and raise their tail plumage over their backs

Snowy Owl

This species is found in the Arctic regions

Impressive Gastropods

The striking appearance of these small animals has earnt the admiration of many

Tooth-Billed Pigeon

Genetically, it is a close relative of the extinct dodo, hence the name of the genus, which means "little dodo"

Eurasian Otter

The otter needs to live close to fresh water

Greater Prairie Chicken

One of the most famous aspects of these creatures is the mating ritual called booming

Green Iguana

Green iguanas are by far the most globally traded reptiles, representing 46% of the total reptile trade in the US from 1996 and 2012

The Most Venomous Animal in the World

The venom of this sea snail can kill a human in only four minutes

Mountaintops

On mountaintops,live many species of animal that are adapted to the cold, wet, windy and snowy conditions there.

European sturgeon

The last individual was collected in our country in 2005 from the River Evros, something which suggests that it has probably now become Extinct (EX) in Greece

Black Francolin

The species existed until the beginning of the 20th century in Greece

The Great White Shark

This model of a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), with a length of 4.5 metres, provides an opportunity of getting to know the ultimate marine predator

Andean Condor

The Andean condor is the world’s largest flying bird

Bearded Vulture

This species is critically endangered in Greece and is the rarest vulture of Greece

Ornithorhynchus or Platypus

The platypus is the only venomous mammal

Golden Eagle

It is distinguished by the golden feathers on its head and neck

Green Turtle

Main threats include overexploitation of eggs and individuals, and to a lesser extent, incidental mortality relating to fisheries and degradation of marine and nesting habitats

Diamond squid

This particular specimen (mantle length 80 cm, weight 18 kg ) was caught in September 2021 in the central Cyclades, at a depth of 700 meters.

Polar regions

The frozen wastes of the Arctic the cold polar oceans with their pack ice and icebergs, support many of the world's largest mammals

Pelicans

The great white pelican is the rarest of the two pelican species found in Greece

Wild Cat

lt is larger than the domestic cat,  although it is often difficult to tell the two species apart.

Crocodilians

The Crocodilians appeared 95 million years ago and are most closely related to birds

Western Crowned Pigeon

The species is endemic of north-western New Guinea, where it inhabits rainforests

Desert landscape

In order to survive high temperatures and drought, the animals that live in deserts have developed a number of adaptations.

Greater Flamingo

A migratory species that travels in large flocks

Echidna

The echidna lays eggs and is one of the most primitive extant mammals

African Elephant

Today only two genera of elephants survive with one species in each: the African elephant (Loxodonta africanus) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)

Coral

Corals are related to jellyfish, but live attached to the sea floor on rocks and stones, singly or in colonies

Asian Black Bear

Asian black bears sometimes sleep on platforms that they build in trees, high above the ground

Polar Bear

Despite being the largest terrestrial carnivore, polar bears are excellent runners, and can run faster than reindeer over short distances

The Wonderful World of Beetles

The Museum contains a large collection of Coleoptera (beetles), which includes specimens from Greece and around the world

Channel-Billed Toucan

It is found in tropical South America and on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad

Bushy-Crested Hornbill

It is a social species, foraging for fruit in small groups, and frequently calling to one another

Weak-Winged Giants and Dwarves

varied group of birds, that shares some ancestral characteristics with its reptilian ancestors

Felines: The Ultimate Hunters on Land

Today almost all species are endangered

Amethyst-throated sunangel

They are able to hover next to flowers while feeding

Black Crowned Crane

The species is the national bird of Nigeria and is a symbol of peace

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The coasts of Greece, especially those of Zakynthos and the western Peloponnese, are the most popular nesting areas for this species in the Mediterranean, with more than 3,000 nests made there per year

Mediterranean Monk Seal

The Mediterranean monk seal is one of the most endangered and rare animals on the planet

African Penguin

This species is the only penguin to breed on the shores of Africa

The Elk or Moose

The largest member of the deer family

Coastlines of Greece

The coastlines of Greece form ideal refuges for species in great danger of extinction