Africa, wild savannah

A true exploration through the unusual landscapes of Africa's wildlife, the exhibition offers different spaces and reveals both the beauty of the savannah and the horror of poaching.


Africa, wild savannah allows to develop a strong axis of the permanent course "Discover the world". The aim is to shed light on how the Bordeaux collections were built up through the commercial activity of the port of Bordeaux. Ship owners, sailors and missionaries have brought back numerous specimens that have been used to describe the Living.

Savannah... stretching as far as the eye can see... baking sun... and suddenly lion, giraffe or rhinoceros, some of the large mammals that populate the common imagination of the whole planet. The African savannas, grassy or wooded, are exceptional biotopes where wild nature still exists but is under serious threat. Focuses present the behaviour of this great fauna: food chain, coexistence without competition, seasonal migrations, survival strategies. The exhibition highlights the impact of human activities on these ecosystems, whose equilibrium may be threatened.

Agriculture, human expansion, hunting, poaching and the illegal trade in animals are all practices that need to be changed to preserve these natural treasures.

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