Collectable tree snail020002
ARTIS Collectable of the tree snail. This soft toy is 10 cm tall.
Since 2016, ARTIS has relocated nihobal snails, one of the wildly extinct Polynesian tree snail species, to Tahiti. In the Insectarium of ARTIS, a special cultivation area has been set up for the cultivation of three species of tree snails. You can watch the culture through a glass wall. Small as they are, snails play an important role in Tahiti. They eat dead plants and leaves. The conservation project is not just about returning the snails to the wild; there is also research and teaching at schools about the meaning of snails.