Lionel Walter Rothschild

February 8th

  • British zoologist and collector (2nd Baron Rothschild of Tring) who founded the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring, which opened to the public in 1892 and is now part of the Natural History Museum.
  • His interest in natural history began when he was a child, collecting butterflies.
  • Numerous species and sub-species of animals were named after him.

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