Current NEWS from the LIB cosmos
From newly discovered animal species to treasures of historical collections, from environmental changes to nature conservation in the Anthropocene, from the opening of a special exhibition to a panel discussion: you will find all the latest information here. We also offer current press releases for download in the press area.
Our Treasure of the Month: A Penguin from the North?
It can’t fly, but it can swim marvellously and looks like a penguin – but it’s not one at all. Our Treasure of the Month comes from the North and is the last Great Auk.
Our treasure of the month first discovered in Africa: black Nile monitor lizard
The largest lizards on earth, monitor lizards inhabit various habitats in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Asia and Australia. The species exhibit extremely diverse colors and color patterns.
Our Treasure of the Month: Wallace’s Golden Birdwing
This month, we will take a closer look at the specimen in our collection and commemorate its namesake on his 200th birthday celebration.
Our treasure of the month bears a great name
Our treasure, Seminemacheilus attalicus, was named after the Attalid king Attalos.
Our Treasure of the Month: a Collection from the Underworld
A collection of more than 10,000 small living creatures collected in groundwater and interstitial systems of Germany and other places around the world.
Our Treasure of the Month: The Sand Earwig
Our treasure of the month is the largest earwig living in Germany: the sand earwig.