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The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) is a flightless bird that became extinct in the mid-19th century. It bred on rocky, isolated islands with easy access to the ocean and a plentiful food supply, a rarity in nature that provided only a few breeding sites for the auks. When not breeding, the auks spent their time foraging in the waters of the North Atlantic, ranging as far south as northern Spain and also around the coast of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Ireland, and Great Britain.

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The Museum of Zoology is renowned for the quality of its collections, research and teaching. Contributions made by the public play a vital role in ensuring that the Museum is able to preserve its Designated Collections and make them accessible for all to enjoy.

Zoology Museum, Cambridge  

Fund-raising brochure for the University Zoology Museum Cambridge

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