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Hornbill House was built by the Prince of Wales Museum with a grant of Rs. 3.34 lakhs from the Ministry of Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs, Government of India, for the exclusive use of the BNHS. The edifice reached completion in 1965. Named after theGreat Indian Hornbill, the idea was suggested in 1938 by the (then) Honorary Secretary. The objective was to make the magazine Journal more attractive on the tables of libraries and clubs by inscribing a coloured illustration on the cover. The Great Indian Hornbill was invariably associated with the Society and so was contentedly exalted to the status of a mascot. Read more...

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