The Natural History Museum or the Mauritius Island Natural History Museum is a museum located in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It is one of the oldest on the island.
It has a collection of more than 35,000 specimens of animal and plant species, as well as geological samples. More than 3000 pieces are unique samples, because now disappeared from the surface of the earth. Finally 578 species of endemic flora of Mauritius are exhibited in three rooms on the ground floor. In addition, inside you can find the famous skeleton of the Dodo, a bird that lived in Mauritius and was exterminated by Dutch settlers in the seventeenth century. You can also see hammerhead sharks, butterflies, reptiles, birds and amphibians.
If you are interested in learning about fossil remains, Only One can arrange a half-day excursion to Port Louis to explore the history of Mauritius, where you can also take a tour of the famous museum.