Monthly Archives: June 2011

Putting Our Own Spin on Extreme Mammals—Puijila darwini

The “missing link” discovered by one of the museum’s palaeontologists is part of the exhibition. Continue reading

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Hello, I Am a… Sea Star

Some of my characteristics, such as how I move around and how I eat my prey, will surprise you! Continue reading

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Who Is Nesting in This Birdhouse?

Sometimes seemingly empty nest boxes contain surprises… Continue reading

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Meet the Extremely Big Star!

by Luci Cipera and Shayda Spakowski The life-sized model of an Indricotherium is without question the star of the Extreme Mammals exhibition which opened on June 3, 2011, at the Canadian Museum of Nature. This herbivorous animal was about five … Continue reading

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Opening the Extreme Gifts!

It’s like Christmas when a big blockbuster exhibition such as Extreme Mammals comes to town. As a museum conservator, you have been planning and anticipating its arrival for months, looking at inventory lists, crate dimensions, installation guides, specimen descriptions, and … Continue reading

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