“Expedition Schneeleo” exhibition now at the Museum der Natur Hamburg

The interactive exhibition invites visitors to participate. © LIB, B. Pichelmann


Look a snow leopard in the eye, guess its voice, catch prey on a monitor: NABU’s “Expedition Snow Leopard” exhibition follows the endangered “Spirit of the Mountains” across snowy heights and rocky crevasses into its twelve range countries with a mix of analog and digital hands-on activities. The interactive traveling exhibition is now open at the Museum der Natur Hamburg in 2023.

“Snow leopards are among the rarest and least studied big cats on earth. Worldwide, only up to 6,400 of them still live in the wild,” says Thomas Tennhardt, NABU Director of International Affairs. For this reason, NABU has been working in Central Asia for over 20 years to protect the endangered big cat with an anti-poaching unit, monitoring, environmental education and a rehabilitation center for snow leopards. With the traveling exhibition, NABU would like to focus on the special nature and need for protection of a relatively unknown big cat species, which as a high mountain dweller is one of the sufferers of the global climate crisis. It vividly informs about the way of life and the reasons for the threat and gives suggestions on how everyone can help to protect these animals.

With the exhibition, the Museum der Natur Hamburg complements the big cat section with snow leopard, tiger, cheetah, puma and Co. This part of the exhibition has recently been updated with a lot of information and illustrative graphics on the way of life and endangerment of the big cats.

“NABU’s traveling exhibition fits wonderfully into our exhibition and outreach concept. Children in particular will have a lot of fun with the rally. Here they can save the results of the various hands-on stations on wristbands with chips to experience a surprise at the end,” emphasizes Dr. Lioba Thaut, Exhibition Manager at the Museum of Nature Hamburg of the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB).

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Please touch and listen – there is a lot to look at, listen to and do in the exhibition. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
An exhibition for the curious who like to be active. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
Yurts as shelters characterize the areas where the snow leopard lives. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
Full house at the opening on October 10 – here Prof. Dr. Alexander Haas welcomes the guests. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
Katja Kaupisch, Head of the Central Asia Program of NABU, Thomas Tennhardt, NABU Director International Affairs, and Anne Merker, Exhibition Conception at the Museum der Natur Hamburg, in conversation at the exhibition opening. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
The snow leopard in the redesigned big cat area at the Museum der Natur Hamburg is a perfect complement to the special exhibition. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
The exhibition is suitable as a family visit. It is interesting for children (from elementary school age) as well as for adults. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
Katja Kaupisch, head of the Central Asia program of NABU’s national association, will be back for a talk at the Museum der Natur Hamburg on Sunday, March 3, at 6:30 pm. © LIB, B. Pichelmann
The exhibition provides information about the snow leopard’s habitat, its endangerment and conservation programs. © LIB, B. Pichelmann


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