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Jakarta Post

A glimpse of wildlife in Medan museum

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Wed, March 30 2011   /  08:00 am

Home for the big ones too: A preserved elephant and rhino can be seen at the museum. JP/Apriadi GunawanNurhayati was stunned when she visited Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery.

She was walking around Asia’s most complete and only museum of wild animals from all over the world.

“It’s fantastic and wonderful. I feel as if I were really in the wild. Although they’re stuffed animals, they all look so alive,” added Nurhayati, a biology student from North Sumatra University (USU). It was her first visit to the museum, located in Medan, North Sumatra. She came with four other USU fellow students, who had never been to the gallery except for Nurul Fadilah.  Nurul, 18, said she hadn’t seen all the animals there during her first visit.

“I was curious to see more rare wildlife,” she told The Jakarta Post at the museum recently.