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23 May 2017 - 14 November 2018

They are colourful and boisterous, intelligent and social, strong yet gentle – this is the picture many of us have of the macaws in South America. However, the popular exotic birds are under severe threat, as more and more of their natural habitat is lost through woodland clearing and the expansion of arable and pasture land.

The exhibition catches the eye of the beholder with spectacular exhibits and an unusual setup, bringing a taste of South America to Berlin. It will also make visitors stop and think. How is the threat to exotic birds and the loss of biodiversity linked to our daily lives and what can we do to make a positive impact?

The exhibition was curated by the museum in cooperation with the WWF Germany and the ACTP e.V. and attracted more than 800,000 visitors. 

The taxidermy of the jumping jaguar, a highlight of the exhibition, won the title "Best of Show" at the taxidermy championships.