Category Archives: Extreme Mammals

Chinese Pangolin: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

What mammal is covered in armour, has a 60 cm-long tongue, and eats almost 70 million insects a year? Continue reading

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Sloth: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

For Jennifer-Lee Mason, the laid-back lifestyle of sloths is very appealing. Continue reading

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Platypus: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

What mammal is more extreme than one with a duck’s beak and that lays eggs? None, says Andrea McKay! Continue reading

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Understanding a Warm, Forested Arctic—Putting Our Own Spin on Extreme Mammals

Alligators in the Arctic? Yes—long ago! See what a lush and forested Arctic was like. Continue reading

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Beluga: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

Four Canadian Museum of Nature staff members have each adopted a favourite extreme mammal. Follow them in this blog to see what’s so special about these awesome creatures. You’ll be certain to have all the cool and extreme info on … Continue reading

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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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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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Extreme Blog

They’re heeeeere! The Extreme Mammals are migrating en masse from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to the Canadian Museum of Nature, and when we say en masse we mean, quite literally, a lot of mass! Last week we received … Continue reading

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