The Hyena Project - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Twenty years of research brought plenty of valuable insights into the secret life of free-ranging spotted hyenas in Tanzania. Among the carnivores the spotted hyena is one of the numerous species and important for the function and persistance of many african ecosystems.




Epigenetics - Bridge between genome and environment

The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) has translated the results of its research into a comic. It tells a story about wild guinea pigs and teaches us that genes are not everything: environmental conditions and individual experiences can influence which passages of the genetic material are used. The Leibniz-IZW-comic "Epigenetics - bridge between genome and environment" is published by Jaja-Verlag.



The Magic Trick - the first book for children published by the IZW

Bono, Jinny and Otto live under the hot African sun. One morning, a stranger comes to the desert. The three friends follow him and find they have embarked on quite an adventure …
Read this exciting story through which we learn about oryx antelopes, life in the desert and how science works.



The Hose's Civet of Borneo

What is the Hose's civet and how can we save it from extinction? Learn more about one of the rarest civets in the world.