Berlin: the City is Wild

© Berlin Museum für Naturkunde

Visitors come to Berlin looking for the legendary club scene and wild parties. They might just get another wild treat, if they keep their eyes open. The modern metropolis shelters endangered peregrine falcons on the famous Alexanderplatz, foxes in front of the Chancellor's office, and wild pigs guiding their cute babies across city streets.

The natural inhabitants of the city feature in a special exhibit now open at the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum of Berlin). The exhibit was inspired by the coffee table book, Wild Animals in the City, and blog project Wildes Berlin, by photographer Florian Moellers. TreeHugger readers may remember Florian as one of the founders of Wild Wonders of Europe, the biggest nature photography project yet. At the height of the photography missions, we shared spectacular European wildlife photos ranging from exclusive photos of funny flirts to Europe's rarest cat.

The exhibit centers around four panorama boxes that highlight how nature often crosses human paths, sometimes in most unexpected ways. Visitors can also get to know the wildlife to be found off the beaten track, such as bees on Berlin's roofs, bats in the waterworks, and birds nesting in Berlin's many parks.

If you can get to Berlin, enjoy the wild life, and the wildlife. If not, you can share the beauty through the photographer's lens in the links below.

More Wildlife Photography:
Where the Wild Things Are...in London and Barcelona
Musings on Nature and Man's Place in It (Slideshow)
Wild Wonders of Europe Launches Biggest Ever Nature Photography Project

Tags: Animals | Birds | Germany | Urban Life