|A deer and jaguar at the National University's Natural History Museum.|
|From the Animal Bodies exhibit,|
this friendly dog.
|From the Zoom exhibit, |
a fern frond uncurls.
As it is, the university's effort is an interesting, if low-budget, museum, which should have particular interest for Bogotá residents (especially if they have kids and do not have queasy stomachs) thanks to its displays about the region's zoological, paleontological and arqueological histories - which receive less than their deserved attention on a continent where the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans and Argentina's dinosaurs hog the show.
|Skulls of prehistoric local residents.|
The National University also has several off-campus museums in Bogotá, including the Claustro de San Agustin, just west of the Casa de Nariño, and the one-time home of martyred politician Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, in the Teusaquillo neighborhood a few blocks west of the Parque Nacional.
The Zoom photography exhibit is scheduled to run one more week, the Animal Bodies exhibit is scheduled to remain thru the end of March.
|A more familiar scene at the National University, the Plaza del Ché.|
|A 6,000-year-old skeleton from the Tequendama area.|
|Ever met an elephant in Bogotá? They used to roam here, as this fossilized skull proves.|
|A Zoom image of a flower.|