The Zoological Museum was established at the same time as the establishment of the Bogor Zoological Museum, which was in 1894. The park was built in 1900 by the Van Govent Stromeleur. In 1929 Dr. made a zoo by Dr. J. Hock and up to now still functions as the Bukittinggi Zoo, the oldest in Indonesia.
The purpose of the establishment of the museum is almost the same as the establishment of the Bogor Zoology museum, which collects and exhibits a collection of preserved animals. In the middle of this park is a Museum of Culture in the form of the Minangkabau Traditional House or the Baanjuang Traditional House Museum, built in 1935.
The collection of Bukittinggi Zoological Museum is more than 2000 types of animals, such as Sumatran Tiger, Cassowary Bird, Land Kangaroo, Buruang Kuau, Dahan Tiger and not to be left behind, a typical Indonesian animal, Orang Utan. The animals on display are dead animals then preserved. The museum also exhibits various other historical objects.