Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Land Of Mammals

The Mammal Gallery is the next space inside the Museum of Nature, featuring mammals from across Canada, many in large dioramas, along with panels of information spread throughout. The Arctic and Red Foxes are placed together near the entrance.

A series of photographs circulate on a large screen nearby with animals out in the wild.

A mother polar bear and cub at an airhole in the ice is also here. I'll show you this again when I close out this gallery space.

For today I close out with the opossum.


  1. ...mammals, our relatives in this glorious thing that we call nature!

  2. Especially the last one is very cute!

  3. That polar bear.....aaaaagh...running away....

  4. I'm so glad it is, at least, spring around here! The critters are waking up and/or returning.

  5. I am enjoying the mammal exhibit very much. :-)

  6. Love those foxes especially. Every spring some polar bears travel on ice down to Newfoundland and swim ashore. Not too nice to meet one in the back yard!

  7. I don't know if you heard that a fox family has set up home along the boardwalk in the Beaches area. They settled in when there was hardly anyone around and now the kittens have become celebrities and the city has put up barricades to keep people away from them. The experts don't want the young ones to lose their fear of humans which could get them into trouble.

  8. The arctic fox is a very tiny animal.

  9. Wonderful mammals...somewhat like we are, but wild, depending on eating others for their lives...except the vegetarian ones of course.

  10. There is something about foxes that I love!

  11. I love seeing the arctic fox, a very pretty animal.

  12. One feels your reverence for animals

  13. The opposum is a peculiar looking animal!

  14. @Tom: definitely.

    @Iris: indeed.

    @Sandi: it's quite an animal.

    @Jennifer: of course there was a bit of snow today.

    @DJan: I enjoyed it too.

    @Marie: that I can see.

    @RedPat: that's wise.

    @Red: I can see that.

    @Barbara: true.

    @Sharon: me too.

    @Bill: I think so too.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Marleen: that's true.

  15. The fox are beautiful, the red and the white.

  16. I see the cowardly spammer has struck. He was on Anni's blog today also. I see he's been going around at least since December. May be a bot, but definitely a troll. Please mark as spam before you delete so that Blogger is aware. Maybe they can track his IP address.

  17. Love the foxes William, always have 💛

  18. Gorgeous red fox and other beautiful mammals ~ great display

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. A good mammal exhibit …

    All the best Jan

  20. I have foxes living behind my house and heard them fighting one night, the yelling/screaming sound they made was something I have never heard before!

  21. @Joanne: I think so.

    @Kay: they are.

    @Linda: that spammer seems to have totally given up, or thrown himself off a cliff.

    @Grace: they are marvelous animals.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks.

    @Jenn: I've seen them on occasion.