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LV Natural History Museum adds animal collection

Posted at 4:40 PM, Nov 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-29 19:40:32-05

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum has added a new animal collection from Nevada casino developer and wildlife enthusiast Gary E. Primm.

The rare Gary and Matthew Primm Wildlife Collection features approximately 99 exotic and domestic species including a Pride of Lions, Buffalos, Bears, Giraffe, Crocodile, Baboon and more. The exhibits are in “better than museum” condition and have been worked on and crafted by the nation’s top artists.

The value of this exclusive, one-of-a-kind collection is estimated at $650,000 according to Unmatched Appraisal Services.

“I’m honored to present and to donate our family’s wildlife collection to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum in hopes to expand the Museums educational services to the Las Vegas community. Leaving not only a legacy of infrastructure and casino developments, but also one that lends to the educational growth of Las Vegas and its youth is truly a passion of mine,” said Gary E. Primm. “I believe our collection will benefit the Museums mission in educating children, adults and families in the natural sciences through its interactive exhibits, collections and educational programs, and I hope other notable families in the community will join the cause.”

“The Primm family collection is a wonderful edition to the Museum. Their collection is true art. Many of the pieces that they have donated to us are the best examples of natural history exhibits that I have ever seen,” said Marilyn Gillespie, executive director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

The collection is now on display at the museum.