Hall of African Wildlife
Step inside a savanna or view a lowland gorilla emerging from lush tropical foliage in the Hall of African Wildlife. Our detailed and realistic dioramas transport you to a water hole where a giraffe, two species of zebra, African buffalo, wildebeest, and warthog have gathered. In the shadow of a Baobab tree, gerenuks stand on their hind legs nibbling leaves while termites build their impressive mounds.
The hall’s 12 dioramas invite visitors to enter Africa’s wild biomes and see exotic animals, from carnivorous mammals to fascinating insects, up close. Scenes like a lowland gorilla emerging from lush tropical foliage and a pair of zebra duikers foraging in the undergrowth capture visitors’ imaginations.
Our dioramas represent the African continent's four major life zones—savanna, rainforest, mountain, and desert—and the unique animals that call this amazing continent home.
- By Lisa Miriello In 1930, New York publisher Ralph Pulitzer recruited Rudyerd Boulton, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s ornithologist, to accompany …Read More »
- All of the African mammals gathered around the watering hole in the Hall of African Wildlife were collected on an early research …Read More »
- Scattered in small populations throughout the African thornbush, the once-plentiful browsers, the black rhinoceros, may be on the brink of extinction. See …Read More »
- Ostriches, like this one on display in the Hall of African Wildlife, are the largest living birds.Read More »