Stock Photo - American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West and 79th Street . The areas that attract attention are the three rooms devoted to dinosaurs esquelos full- alongside another skeleton hanging from the ceiling belonging to the replica of a female whale captured on the south coast in 1925. In the hall you can also see the world´s largest Barosaurus mounted through original fossils. It is a female defending her brood under attack by another predator . There are also scenes of grizzly bear habitat in Alaska, African lions and elephants, Komodo dragons, and many other animals . . The museum has a staff of over 1,200 people , and 100 sponsors field collection of material every year. The museum was founded in 1869. Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. president ) was the father of the museum and one of its founders . The first home of the museum was an old arsenal built in Central Park. In 1874 , the field was ready to build the present building , which occupies most of Manhattan Square. The original Gothic design (1874-1877) was drawn by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, who were collaborating with Frederick Law Olmsted in structures for the Central Park. Famous names associated with the museum have been the paleontologist and geologist Henry Fairfield Osborn ( president for many years), the dinosaur hunter in the Gobi Desert , Roy Chapman Andrews ( one of the inspirations for Indiana Jones ), George Gaylord Simpson, the biologist Ernst Mayr, the pioneers of cultural anthropologists Margaret Mead and Franz Boas and ornithologist Robert Cushman Murphy. The millionaire JP Morgan was one of the benefactors of the museum.

Stock Photo: American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West and 79th Street . The areas that attract attention are the three rooms devoted to dinosaurs esquelos full-.

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