Three worlds record heads and four heads of species of deer that are now extinct in the wild state have been discovered in the collection of horns and antlers, recently presented to the University by J.C. Phillips '99, which has just been put on display in the Agassiz Museum.
The collection contains over 200 heads of sheep, goats, antelopes, and deer. A 'group of 52 deer antlers, varying in size from the enormous caribou moose down to the little wood brocket with antlers one and one-half inches long, includes two heads of Shomburg's deer, of which there are not more than six examples in existence, and two heads of the rare Pere David's deer, of which the last known living examples are on the Duke of Bedford's estate in England.
The collection of cattle comprises eleven different kinds of buffaloes, from Africa, India, America, Malaya, Java, and Tibet. The sheep and goat heads include specimens from the high mountains of North America, Asia, Corsica, Sardinia, and the Alps.