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By Yannie Chan | June 1st, 2021

Hong Kong’s very first Biodiversity Museum has opened its doors! The first museum dedicated to biodiversity, the Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum is a natural history museum promoting environmental education and appreciation of biodiversity.

Located at the University of Hong Kong, the museum hosts the largest and most comprehensive biodiversity collection within Hong Kong with over 10,000 specimens. The collection comes from all over the world from polar to tropical regions, from deserts to oceans, and include common as well as rare species such as Blue-blooded Horseshoe Crab.

Tri-spine Horseshoe Crab (side view) (Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum)

Did you know? Only four horseshoe crab species are found around the world today, with two of them occurring in Hong Kong. One of the must-sees at the museum is the Tri-spine Horseshoe Crab, which is the largest among all horseshoe crabs.

Managed by a team of experts from the School of Biological Sciences at HKU, the museum is currently open for visits on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bookings are required via the website here.

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