"¡Cuba!", a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), explores the extraordinary biodiversity across the Caribbean island’s remote forests, mysterious caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits that have been developed with colleagues from the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.
Fossils reveal that Cuba was home to monkeys for millions of years. The most recent and last Cuban primate, Paralouatta varonai, was unusually large at up to 20 pounds. Experts used 3D printing to complete the partial skull they discovered.
The art of the snail
Only in Cuba
In the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, painted snails and at least 1,400 other land snail species live, with over 90 percent of those species existing only in Cuba.