Cuba! Exhibition at Museum of Natural History

Image result for Megalocnus rodensPresented in English and Spanish, ¡Cuba explores the extraordinary biodiversity across the island’s remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits that have been developed with colleagues at the Cuban National Museum of Natural History. In addition, the exhibition highlights Cuba’s culture, its people, and its history. ¡Cuba! includes live animals such as lizards, boas, and frogs; artifacts; and lifelike models representing the island’s distinctive wildlife, from a venomous mammal to the world’s smallest bird. Highlights include a re-creation of Zapata wetlands, home to the endangered Cuban crocodile; a display on Cuban caves where visitors can examine fossil remains of extinct species such as Megalocnus rodens, a giant ground sloth once common to the island; and a re-creation of Cuba’s coral reefs in the Jardines de la Reina Marine National Park.

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