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Ostrich

Taxidermy mount of male Ostrich (Struthio camelus).

Taxidermy mount of male Ostrich.

This specimen was presented to the Horniman in 1926 by the Imperial Institute, which was based in South Kensington, London, on the site of Imperial College. The Imperial Institute housed collections from across the Empire and was built to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. There was a major change in the management and focus of the Institute in 1925, which may be related to the transfer of this specimen to the Horniman Museum.

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