System of the animals

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The variety of animals appears unmanageable at first glance. Evolution and taxonomic research have shown that there is indeed a natural order in the animal kingdom. The two historic galleries in the Gropius hall are the ideal place to make the currently known principles of order in the animal kingdom visible. On two floors, an overview of the major animal phyla is presented, from the top of sponges and corals to birds and mammals in the lower level. Due to the unique spatial arrangement of the galleries, visitors can climb the different stages of evolution literally.
In addition to valuable historical specimens also extinct or extremely rare bird and mammal species are watching how the Slender-billed Nestor of the Norfolk Islands, the passenger pigeon of North America or the shrew-like Solenodon Haiti from Haiti.

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