An Archiv of Biodiversity
In addition to archaeology, art and cultural history, the 4 collection areas of the State Collections of Lower Austria also include the natural science collection. One section is the vertebrate collection, which currently consists of about 4,000 individual objects: from display and alcohol preparations to brats, skins, skeletons and individual bones to hunting trophies. In terms of content, it covers the specialist areas of ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology and mammalogy. It is a valuable archive and offers a picture of diversity in the past and present through finding data (place and time). Wolf, eagle owl, adder and a rhinoceros can be found in the provincial collections of Lower Austria. Some of these animals can be found via the online collection https://www.online.landessammlungen-noe.at/ others are hidden in the depot.