The Natural History Museum of Sucre, Bolivia
is currently located inside the Instituto Médico Sucre (Sucre Medical Institute) and occupies two rooms of this old Colonial building.
The museum features mostly animals, birds, and fish that have been stuffed, not all of which are typical to this region (there is a kangaroo, for example). It also houses a fairly large collection of insects and butterflies, some of which are quite spectacular. There are over 3000 species of butterflies in Bolivia, placing Bolivia in 4th place in the world for butterfly species. Bolivia is considered one of the top 10 mega-diverse countries in the world due to the number of fauna and flora species found in this country.
There are some unusual animals and birds, like a large condor and many parrots and toucans. You'll find a blowfish and an eel, snakes and chincillas, and animals as common as ducks and chickens as well.
The Museum is owned and operated by the San Francisco Xavier University and is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 3:00 to 6:00, and Saturdays from 8:00 to 1:00. There is no entry fee.
Museo Universitario de Historia Natural - Calle San Alberto No. 30 - Sucre
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