Category Archives: Animals in Our Galleries

Butterflies in Flight: a fair-trade delight

Have you ever wondered where the live butterflies in the museum’s popular Butterflies in Flight exhibit come from and how they get here? Our butterflies are imported from sustainable, fair trade exporters in Costa Rica—the world’s largest butterfly exporter. Recently, … Continue reading

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Setting Up House: Acquiring and Caring for Live Beetles

What’s involved in getting the live beetles into the museum for exhibition? Overseas shipping, custom housing and a gentle touch are just some of the requirements outlined by animal-care technician Stuart Baatnes. Continue reading

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Who Glows There?

From Japan to Ottawa via California: Our new live specimens have come a long way to get to the museum! Angela Desjardins presents the Splitfin Flashlightfish that you can see in the exhibition Creatures of Light as of May 3, 2014. Continue reading

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The Frogs Made My Day!

After a 12-hour trip, the live specimens for the exhibition Frogs – A Chorus of Colours finally arrived at the museum. Educator Nathalie Rodrigue tells us about installing them in their indoor habitats and the wonderment that they generated. 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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