Conservation Piece by Piece
"Wildlife" one of the world's largest puzzles by Adrian Chesterman
“Wildlife” was designed and illustrated by Adrian Chesterman and published by Educa Borras in Barcelona, Spain. The puzzle took 8 months to assemble and was done by Joseph Treschel. He is currently working on “Around the World”, the world’s largest puzzle at 42,000 pieces which will be donated to the International Wildlife Museum when he’s finished later this year.
“Wildlife” is 33,600 pieces and measures 19 feet long by 6.5 feet tall. It features dozens of species from rainforests and savannahs.
The exhibit features mounts of some animals found in the puzzle including a lion, jaguar, hippopotamus, butterflies and more. There are also puzzles for children to work on in the exhibit area.
Joseph Treschel is featured in the photos above.
The museum highlights over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the animals found at the museum were donated by various government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals.
Dioramas depicting wild animals in their natural settings, videos, interactive computers, and hands-on exhibits promote wildlife appreciation and conservation. Your visit is an excellent opportunity to see animals up close and gain a better understanding of their adaptive characteristics, habitats and conservation issues.