Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Zoological Collection

View into the hall Butterflies
Kiwis Fish

The Zoological Collection is primarily used for academic teaching and research. Two exhibition halls are also open to the public.

Owls Common kingfisher

On the upper floor there is a collection of native animals with numerous vertebrate species and insect groups from Central Europe.

Penguin Parrot
Mussels Fish


On the ground floor there is a collection of exotic animal species built up according to biogeographical criteria as well as a collection of molluscs.

Stag beetle Fish skeleton

Based on the previous research priorities in Tübingen, the scientific collection focuses on vertebrates and insects.


An extensive skeletion collection also offers other disciplines such as palaeontology and prehistory the opportunity for close cooperation with zoology.