A display case features several North American mammals that are designated mustelidae, a family of carnivorous mammals. The river and sea otters, the American mink, the marten, various weasels, ermines, fishers, the badger, and the wolverine all belong to this group and can be found in the display.
A larger diorama features a confrontation between sled dogs and musk oxen in the far north.
This panel examines the social structure of mammals. Some live in packs, groups, or herds, while others live more or less a solitary existence, but they follow certain social rules for their species.
Here we have a diorama of caribou.
Display cases beyond feature smaller animals, such as the skunk.
The porcupine is its neighbour.
More dioramas include this one for an Arctic ground squirrel.
This one is the Eastern grey squirrel. The accompanying panel says the location is the Gatineau Hills. The painted background suggests the spot might well be one of the lookouts on the west flank of the Hills, as that ground and river look similar to views from the Champlain Lookout. Decide for yourself by looking at my posts from last fall here and here for looks from the spot.
I finish today with another diorama, featuring the collared pika, a tiny resident of the far north.