Over 110 world animal specimens unveiled in Shanxi


Updated: 2024-02-05


A corner of the newly opened "Nature's Spirits - World Wildlife Exhibition Hall" at the Shanxi Museum of Geology. [Photo/Shanxi Daily] 

The "Nature's Spirits – World Wildlife Exhibition Hall" at the Shanxi Museum of Geology in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, opened to the public for a trial run on Feb 2. 

The newly opened exhibition hall features a "world animal park", marking it the province's first concentrated display of rare wildlife from around the world.

The exhibition, centered around zoology and geography, is divided into six units, showcasing over 110 precious world-class animal specimens, including caribou, impala, and musk oxen from five continents, all of which were donated by the Behring Global Educational Foundation in the United States. The display also features local species from Shanxi – the North China leopard, musk deer, brow-eared pheasant, and black stork. 

Through the use of natural scene construction and audio-visual technology, the exhibition showcases these animals as well as an approximation of their vibrant habitats. 

In early 2023, the museum and the Behring Global Educational Foundation signed a cooperation agreement and spent over a year preparing for this exhibition. It will serve as one of the museum's permanent exhibition halls and will be open to the public free of charge. 

In the near future, about 50 animal specimens such as African lions, African elephants, polar bears, and giraffes will also be gradually introduced into the exhibition hall.