The geographical location of Iran has resulted in the forming of a natural environment where many kinds of animals and species of plants can live. This makes the beautiful country of Iran one of the regions that have a very high level of biodiversity. However, most, unfortunately, the lives of some species of animals and plants have been in serious danger and some of them have even come close to become extinct during recent years. This is one of the many outcomes of unauthorized and excessive hauntings of the animals and the termination of their natural habitats, which makes them even more vulnerable. This can be considered as one of the most crucial reasons that the wildlife and nature museums are very critical because they can enlighten the children and young ones about their habitats, natural environments and prevent the loss of the irreplaceable creatures of nature.
The wildlife museum of Lorestan in Khorramabad is established in a land that is about two thousand square meters in size and is run by the Head Office of Lorestan Province Environment. The museum has gathered in its collection a number of rare species of animals that are exhibited next to each other.
The wildlife museum of Lorestan in Khorramabad is located in urban district No.1 of Khorramabad, next to the office of Ministry of Education of Khorramabad, in Takhti square. It has more than one thousand animal species including mammals, felines, carnivores, kinds of birds, insects and etc. In another exhibit of the museum, samples of volcanic rocks and meteorites are displayed, too. One of the important and innovative aspects of the wildlife museum of Lorestan in Khorramabad is the attention it gives to education that is also emphasized in its programs.
This matter not only makes the museum an attractive visiting destination for all the people, especially the tourists and Nowruz (the new year holiday in Iran, when many of the Iranian people travel and visit new cities) guests, but also a very suitable educational environment for students, researchers and those who are eager to learn more about the many wonders of nature.