Life never stands still – because the world is constantly changing and only those who keep up stay in the game. This holds true for every single living being as well as for the innumerable different species of animals, plants, fungi, and unicellular organisms sharing this planet with us. Only the most successful survive long enough to produce offspring, and hence each new generation is a little bit better adapted than the former.
This constant enhancement of life is called evolution. Continuously, it generates new traits, forms, capabilities, and species – that is, ever more biological diversity. This diversity of life, in turn, fuels evolution. In the evolution hall, selected examples show how and why.
Highlight exhibits such as a black jaguar, the first taxidermied panda ever shown in a German museum and the world's most beautiful Tasmanian tiger now lure us to eye level with exciting topics on the evolution of life and biodiversity.