The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus)
Here are some pictures from my trip from Kiev Museum of Nature. Some these stuffed fish and animals are pretty old. I guessing, at least 60-70 years old. I had lots of fun. It was cool to see some of the fish that I personally had in my aquarium. But I guess back than they were considered truly exotic. Also, if you are in Kiev, I suggest to visit it NOW. Pretty soon it might be gone, since the new government wants to knock everything down and put ugly high rise office buildings everywhere.
Preserved Silver Arowana or Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
Stuffed Mola mola. It's really huge in person. But they did really poor job in preserving its eyes.
Stuffed Bichirs (polypterus) and Pickled Ropefish
Stuffed Shark and Sawfish
Regular Skates and an Electric Ray
Founders and Puffers
Crazy looking stuffed batfish
All sorts of boxfish, triggers, and puffers
Some Stuffed Parrots: I am sure bird lovers won't like it)))
Real life Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) Skeleton. Real deal, man))). If you don't know what a Steller's sea cow is, It is a giant manatee the size of a whale. It grew to be 9 meters long and weigh as much as 10 tons. It lived on Commander Islands and was discovered in 1741 by Georg Wilhelm Steller. Unfortunately, it was hunted to extinction within 27 years of it's discovery. Poor sea cows.
A pretty cool mammoth skeleton
This is the plaster replica of the baby mammoth found frozen in Siberia (poor little guy)