Science Fund zoological specimens video

Get behind the scenes

Richard Sabin, Zoology Curator, introduces some of our zoological specimens and the importance of our DNA research in this video.

The Science Fund will support the Museum's scientific research and its important specimen collections.

Our scientists are engaged in a massive endeavour to preserve and study more than 70 million specimens in order to increase global knowledge of the biological diversity they represent. This impacts on decision-making at a national and international level in biomedicine, species conservation and sustainable development.