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If you are a biology student or an animal biodiversity enthusiast, the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum at the University of Montana awaits your visit.

Located at the second floor of the Health Sciences building in the Missoula campus of the University of Montana, the Wright Zoological Museum functions both as exhibit of its extensive collection and active research facility. The museum contains a collection of thousand animal specimens, including 7,000 birds, 3,200 fishes and 14,500 mammals. The museum also houses one of the most diverse collections of wildlife that lives in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

In addition to displaying local wildlife, the museum also possesses various samples from around the world, including an 1851 specimen from Russia. The museum started out as a small private collection of the University in the 1890s until 1939, when it became an official museum under Phillip L. Wright.
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