PMNH is a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). PMNH is involved in research, documentation, conservation, preservation and display of natural history in Pakistan. Researchers, students and general public can make a visit to PMNH and learn about Pakistan’s natural history.
Recently, two life size displays of Baluchitherium (the largest mammal to have ever lived on this planet) and Blue Whale were inaugurated by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH). These two gigantic displays have been opened especially for the public ahead of the festival of Eid-ul-Azha as gifts to visitors.
Baluchitherium lived more than 30 million years ago and has its name derived from Balochistan, from where its fossils were found at the Bugti Hills in 1908. Children are especially fascinated by these dinosaurs that have now all been extinct and only a few of their evolved species remain today.
Blue whales are also very interesting water creatures and it is the largest known animal to have ever existed. Blue whales are more than 98 feet long. They are now in the endangered category in its conservation status. It is amazing to know that Pakistan has been part of such large creatures in nature.