Posted on Jan 23, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, and News

The latest issue of Kansas Alumni magazine features an article by Chris Lazzarino about the Natural History Museum’s historic wildlife exhibition, Panorama.

The iconic display, one of only three large-scale natural history panoramas in the world, was originally created for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

The Panorama faces its most perilous chapter. KU’s Natural History Museum is raising funds for a conservation assessment. The study will determine which steps are necessary and feasible to preserve fragile specimens in the display.

Photographer Steve Puppe’s photos show the Panorama’s nine climate zones. The Panorama offers visitors close-up views of animals and plants from Western Hemisphere ecosystems ranging from South American rainforests all the way north to the arctic coast.

The slideshow below contains images of the Panorama, courtesy of Steve Puppe, KU Natural History Museum and Spencer Research Library.

Click here to visit the Kansas Alumni magazine page on our website, where you can download (in PDF format) the full Panorama article. Members can also log in to read the full magazine online.

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