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by Christin Scheinpflug, Jan Panniger, Robert Stein, and Jürgen Fiebig Berlin Museum of Natural History

Author: Administrator Account/Wednesday, September 9, 2020/Categories: Articles - All, Articles - Home Page, Summer 2020 Issue 138

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Very shortly before the completion of the large special exhibition “ARA,” which had been shown in the Berlin Museum for two years, there was an idea to create a special eye-catcher. After many discussions and numerous researches, we decided to show the biggest predator of South America as one of the potential predators of macaws. Of course, we had been aware that the additional exhibit had to be shown in a spectacular position interacting with macaws. We decided to create an extreme jumping situation. For this, we chose the skin of a rather large, strong jaguar of the subspecies Panthera onca onca. The animal came from the Berlin Zoo and had been in our extensive frost-stock in a tanned state for several years.

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