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Zoological Survey celebrates 100 years with digitisation

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ZSIThe Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) is celebrating its 100 years by digitising its vast repository of natural history records and animal specimens.

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ZSI has already digitised around 4500 publications of more than 3 lakh pages.

The apex body on animal taxonomy is having four million specimens of zoological species. Moreover, it  has one of the largest collection of books, manuscripts, old drawings, photographs and other publications on natural history.

“The  e-archive of documents dating back to the 19th century will be put  up on the websitee,” ZSI Director Dr K Venkataraman said.

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