Glide of the Pterosaur


Finishing touches were applied to a diorama in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Named for Carl Akeley, the explorer who conceived and designed all the displays and died on Mount Mikeno in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1926, the hall presents several animals that Mr. Akeley had killed himself, The New York Times reported on May 17, 1936. “He will probably be set down as one of the most famous lovers of all natural things,” Russell Owen wrote. Photo: The New York Times


The stunning dioramas in the Museum’s Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals depict North America’s rich environmental heritage, preserved in large part due to conservation policies Theodore Roosevelt championed.

Explore the newly restored hall from home in our free app for iOS or Android, available here.

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