The Mammal Gallery is the next major space inside the Museum of Nature. One of the first things one sees is this display. Taxidermied specimens are common throughout, often in diorama settings that are a mixture of artificial topography and painted backgrounds, each set in places within Canada and during different seasons. A mother and cub polar bear are at a hole in the Arctic ice. Unseen from this angle is a seal surfacing for air.
Red foxes are making inroads into the far north as the climate changes. This display case features one with an Arctic fox.
This display features a mother cougar watching over her cubs. Their attention is caught up with a vole on the forest floor.
This one features a pair of Arctic hares.
Two adolescent grizzly bears are seen in this display. Look closely at the bottom of the picture hiding at the rock edge. There's a pika there.
This display features beavers hard at work.
While this one finds a bison squaring off with a wolf pack.
Here we come across a majestic moose.
A herd of pronghorns are in this display, in a setting of the Saskatchewan prairies.
And for today I finish off with this set of Thinhorn Sheep, otherwise called Dall sheep.