During the summer the only important changes at the University Museum have been made in the African room on the third floor. Here an unusually fine specimen of a giraffe, standing nearly seventeen feet in height, has been set up. For several years the Museum has been trying to acquire such a specimen. The animal was killed in the summer of 1902 in East Africa.
In order to protect the giraffe and other specimens of big African mammals in the Museum, the three large glass cases in the African room have been replaced by a single case, constructed of large panes of plate glass.
The African room will be opened to the public tomorrow morning.