Expedition Snow Leopard – Interactive exhibition at Museum Koenig
From Oct. 27, 2021, to Jan. 23, 2022, the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change – Museum Koenig in Bonn will show the NABU exhibition “Expedition Snow Leopard.” The interactive special exhibition explains the way of life of one of the rarest wild cats on earth. Threatened with extinction, no more than 10,000 specimens exist in the wild. Not only the climate crisis, but also poaching and habitat loss in twelve Central Asian distribution countries are making life difficult for the beautiful big cats.
Younger visitors to the Koenig Museum in particular can create paw prints in the sand, catch prey on a monitor, and explore a real, confiscated iron trap. Poachers use such traps to illegally capture and kill snow leopards. Digital and analog hands-on activities make the exhibit an experience for young and old alike. At the end of the stations, visitors can even look the big cat in the eye – via augmented reality.
The exhibition can be seen at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, during normal opening hours until January 23, 2022. A visit to the exhibition is included in the normal day ticket, and no additional admission is charged.
NABU has been committed to the survival of snow leopards since 1999. NABU calls on the governments of the snow leopard range countries to give higher priority to the protection of the snow leopards and to support the adopted global snow leopard conservation program with all their strength.