Caribou, meet caribou. #summerclub2012
The kids in Portfolio Primers did a wonderful job drawing inspiration from our galleries!
Taking Stock of Life
Bats and their Habitats
Bats live ALL around the world. They can be found in almost all types of habitats, from rain forests, to mountains, to your backyards. All bats really need to live is a place to roost (like a cave, tree or barn), and food to eat (fruit or insects).
One of my favourite displays @ROMToronto is tucked away in the Schad Gallery (you may need to use your echolocation skills to find it!). The display shows the relationship between habitat type, and the amount of species of bats. It’s really interesting.
Tropical regions of the world have a HUGE variety of bat species like the fruit eating giant Flying Fox.
Temperate regions, like Toronto, have fewer types of bats. But if you go outside at night, you’re bound to see them!
Polar regions like the arctic have NO bats. But…
…I don’t think they accounted for this guy.
Make sure you check out the Batcave, one of my favourite bat habitats, the next time you come to @ROMToronto!
Sometimes when an artifact or specimen ends up in your collection through donation, find, etc. it doesn’t come in perfect condition. This rhino would be one of the cases. In an environmentally controlled room, mounted on the wall (“because it needs to go somewhere”), this rhino reminds me of the battle damaged action figures you bought as a kid.
There was a great big moose… #summerclub2012
I wanna get across something here. We have live animals. IN THE GALLERIES.
@ROMToronto Animal Weekend!