Library of Alexandria

History Lost

Each exhibit was special, but we had some collections which were so valuable that we didn’t even display it except on a special occasion. There was one specimen, a partially melanine black tiger skin which came to us in 1987-88. It had been confiscated by the Customs department. It was the only one-of-its-kind in the country. There were extinct animals, like a cheetah head which some British lady had donated to the Zoological Survey of India and they had given it to us. All this is lost to the future generations now as it is impossible to build this collection again.