An Abundant Planet


Life appeared on Earth 3,8 billion years ago and has since then evolved into a myriad of living organisms: bacteria, plants, animals, fungi etc.




These organisms all share one common origin and are therefore interconnected. Scientists classify them into species and have already described 1.800.000 species so far. They still discover new species every day.

On the upper floor of the gallery, Living Planet explains the complex relationships these species have with one another and with their environment. Each species plays an important role and has its place in this web of life.