Frankfurt Zoo meets FKV: Dr. Christina Geiger and Dr. Johannes Köhler in conversation with Franziska Nori

09.11.2023, 18:30

The Frankfurt Zoo, under the leadership of Dr. Cristina Geiger, is a pioneer in the field of species conservation and biodiversity. Through dedicated research and educational efforts, the zoo actively contributes to the preservation of endangered animal species and habitats.

The exhibition Bending the Curve presents a living colony of leafcutter ants of the genus Atta, which, thanks to the collaboration with the Frankfurt Zoo, resides in our exhibition spaces. This ant colony has been carefully nurtured by Dr. Johannes Köhler, the zoo’s curator, in transparent artificial nests. This allows our visitors to observe the fascinating lives of these creatures, which typically occur underground, up close.

In conversation with Franziska Nori and the audience, Dr. Cristina Geiger and Dr. Johannes Köhler will provide fascinating insights into the zoo’s scientific work, which includes extensive projects for biodiversity conservation worldwide. In the exhibition, in front of a living leafcutter ant colony, the zoo colleagues will also impart new knowledge about the world of ants and their symbiotic relationship with a fungus.

A participation fee of €5, in addition to the exhibition admission, is required for attending the public discussion. No registration is necessary.

Please note that the event will take place in German.