INDONESIA

Zoology Museum

Bogor Zoology Museum was founded by Dr. J.C. Koningsberger in August 1894, was originally just a small laboratory at the corner of the Bogor Botanical Garden (formerly known as Lands Plantentuin). The first laboratory was known as Landbouw Zoologisch Laboratorium (agriculture and zoological laboratory), it focus on insect pests on plants. Inspired by his visit to Sri Lanka in 1898, J. Koningsberger went to collect Animals specimen for researches with assistance of Dr. Melchior Treub. At the end of August 1901, a building dedicated for zoological museum was finished and it would be known as Zoologisch Museum and Wekplaats. In 1906 the museum and the laboratory was combined and renamed Zoologisch Museum en Laboratorium. In 1912 Peter Ouwens wrote in the museum the first scientific description ever of Komodo Dragon. The museum is known as its current name after Indonesia officially gained its independence in 1950
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