The Age of Mammals

Journey through a forgotten age

Venue

Biberstein

Meeting place

pedestrian bridge between Biberstein and Rohr AG, to the side of Rohr (7 min on foot from the bus station Biberstein, Post)

Follow Daniel Ballmer on a journey through a forgotten age: From the giant birds and walking whales of the Eocene, passing by monstrous pigs and panda horses, sprinting hyaenas and scimitar-toothed cats, into the vast mammoth steppes of the ice age.

Pflanzen (Symbolbild)
Image: northlightimages, istockphoto.com

65 million years ago, dinosaurs vanished from this planet. 12 000 years ago, mammoths disappeared from Europe. This is what we all heard in school – but what happened in between in our region is a story rarely told. Follow Daniel Ballmer on a journey through a forgotten age: From the giant birds and walking whales of the Eocene, passing by monstrous pigs and panda horses, sprinting hyaenas and scimitar-toothed cats, into the vast mammoth steppes of the last ice age. Search for the last survivors of ancient ecosystems in the meadows and forests around Biberstein, and learn how the landscape of the Jurassic (the hills, of course) would look if our ancestors had been a little more careful with their environment.

Guide: Daniel Ballmer, Jurapark associate and biology student

Intended for

Age:
  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+
  • Group

Activity

Content: simple

Interactivity: active/passive

Inside/outside: outside

Categories

  • Ice age
  • Mammals
CHF 250.- per group, regardless of group size
for schools CHF 150.- per class
Equipment: solid shoes, weather-resistant clothes

Age minimum: 10 years. The route is sometimes steep and uneven, not suited for buggies.
Languages: English, German
Weather dependent? Yes
Does it cost anything? Yes