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UGA museum gets big collection of animal specimens

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia's museum of natural history is getting a zoo's worth of new additions.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports the Georgia Museum of Natural History is unpacking truckloads of animal specimens including whale, giraffe and rhinoceros skeletons. And many more, including thousands of bird and fish specimens, will be arriving by July.

The collection is coming to UGA from Northeastern University in Boston, where science administrators wanted to make room for other projects.

Nikki Castleberry, assistant curator of vertebrate collections at UGA, says the additions will nearly triple the museum's mammal collection. UGA now has 27,500 mammal specimens and will be adding 40,000 more from the Northeastern University collection.

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