Sperm whale skeleton to be exhibited at LKCNHM in Feburary

Sperm whale skeleton to be exhibited at LKCNHM in Feburary
Photo Credit: Iffah Binte Iesa/ Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Photo Credit: Iffah Binte Iesa/ Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

More than 40 years ago, Singaporean's had a sight to behold - a 13m-long baleen whale skeleton displayed in all its glory at the old National Museum. But in 1974, it was presented as a gift to Malaysia, and thus the memories of it faded within a generation.

The recently recovered and preserved skeleton of 10.6m-long sperm whale, Jubi Lee, is set to pick up that baton, as it is currently in the final stages of degreasing before being ready to go on display the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Feburary 2016.

Museum head, Petter Ng, told The Straits Times that the skeleton will be placed at eye level for visitors to get up close and personal with it. However, he did not mention the exact location.

It would also be interested how the Jubi Lee the whale will share the space with the three current prehistoric residents of the museum - Prince, Apollonia and Twinky. Whatever they decide, the addition of Jubi Lee is sure to be a treat for the eyes and a sight to remember - making the recently announced membership programme all the more valuable.

On 10 Jul 2015, the museum received reports of a whale and 9 of our staff were deployed to salvage the specimen. The...

Posted by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum on Saturday, July 11, 2015