The savanna... land stretching further than the eye can see... beneath a burning sun... then suddenly you spot a lion, a giraffe, a rhinoceros, some of the biggest land mammals that captivate the imagination of people everywhere.
The African savanna, or savannas in fact, whether grassland or woodland, are exceptional biotopes where wildlife still exists but is under constant threat of survival.
For its Africa 2020 season, the Museum of Bordeaux – Science and Nature is putting on display, in its new temporary exhibition space, its extensive collections of specimens of iconic species accompanied by loans from other institutions.
Specific focus will be given to the behaviour of Africa’s large wildlife: the food chain, coexistence without competition, migration, and survival strategies. In one area, species will be assembled around a watering hole, while another will show you the surprising ways animals adapt to a nocturnal life. The exhibition will also highlight the impact and threat of human activities on these ecosystems whose balance may be under threat. Agriculture, industry, human expansion, hunting, poaching and the illegal animal trade are just some of the practices that need to be addressed to safeguard these natural sanctuaries.
This thought-provoking and awe-inspiring exhibition is filled with fun, immersive audiovisual experiences and installations designed to encourage adults and children to ask questions and think out loud.
This exhibition was made possible thanks to collections loaned by the Museum and Aquarium of Nancy and Philippe Engel.
Thanks also to SECM (the bespoke packaging and crate company), the exclusive sponsor of the exhibition Africa, the wild savanna.