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Preston Kyle Shatto Wildlife Museum


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Preston Kyle Shatto Wildlife Museum There are currently more than 75 different species of wildlife exhibited in the Shatto Museum, including Africa's "Big Five" - elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, cape buffalo - and a white rhinoceros, one of only two on exhibit in the United States.

The museum was established to honor Mr. Shatto's life long interest in the outdoors and wildlife conservation. All of these exhibits were collected by either Mr. Shatto's grandson's or Mr. Shatto's son-in-laws father, Mr. Hollis Massey. Exhibits include wildlife specimens collected from across Texas, Mexico, the United States, Alaska, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and many different section in Africa including the nations of Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Mr. Shatto's family hopes that the Museum will not only serve as a memorial to his lifetime interest in wildlife and wildlife conservation, but it will promote further the extreme importance of habitat preservation, strict enforcement of game laws, anti-poaching controls, enlightened environmental standards, and a general public appreciation for the beauty of nature as demonstrated by the preservation of these treasured species.


Admission: Free
Hours: Open for group tours by request or for general viewing on the 1st & 3rd Thur.......10am-2pm - Closed July & Aug.
Address: 1002 Milam Street
Phone: 979-732-5135
Our Website:www.pkswildlifemuseum.com

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Preston Kyle Shatto Wildlife Museum

There are currently more than 75 different species of wildlife exhibited in the Shatto Museum, including Africa's "Big Five" - elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, cape buffalo - and a white rhinoceros, one of only two on exhibit in the United States.

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