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What do we do?

Objectives

  • Maintain and expand the permanent museum collection of the fauna of Trinidad and Tobago and the surrounding region.      
  • Provide an accurate animal identification service.
  • Provide information and promote interest in the local fauna.
  • Provide facilities for local, regional and international researchers.
  • Develop projects with these researchers to further these objectives.

Activities

At the museum we undertake a variety of activities to maintain and improve the collections and make them more accessible to staff, students and researchers:

  • Identification of animals
  • Field collecting trips
  • Specimen preservation         
  • Collection restoration and maintenance       
  • Databasing of the museum specimens
  • Research on the fauna of Trinidad and Tobago

BioBlitz

The UWIZM is the main organiser of the annual Trinidad & Tobago BioBlitz. For more information see the BioBlitz page.

Services

The museum provides a number of services to the University community, the general public of Trinidad and Tobago, the governments and peoples of the region, and visitors to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

  •  Identification - Animal specimens either alive or dead or as photographs can be brought in to the museum to be identified to as accurate a level as possible.
  • Educational Tours - Tours of the Zoology Museum can be booked for anytime from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm .

Requests for services can be made in person at the museum or by contacting the curator or other staff members.           

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