The Zoological Institute was established in 1775 and is part of the University of Rostock. They have an enormous library plus a specimen collection of animals, birds, marine life and insects used for research and teaching. Their most famous exhibit is the Rostocker Pfeilstorch or the white Arrow Stork. This bird was discovered in Germany in 1822 with an arrow from central Africa stuck in its neck. For the first time it helped to explain the migratory patterns of European birds. The institute’s yellow building was formerly the Court of Appeals.