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Where does this exhibit come from? 

Survival of the Slowest was created by Little Rays Nature Centres in partnership with Canadian Museum of Nature. Little Ray’s Nature Centres is accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is inspected by the SPCA and meets the highest standards for zoo animal care in Canada.  

How do you care for the exhibit animals?

A professional Wildlife Educator is on site daily to feed the animals, clean their terraria, check on their health and provide any other care or support needed. All presentations with live animals have been approved by an Animal Care Committee, including a veterinarian and trained animal care experts. 

Can visitors touch the animals? 

This is not the intent of the exhibition. However, there will be times daily when the Wildlife Educator will bring out individual animals and present them to the public. There may be special circumstances, permissible by the Wildlife Educator, when some contact with an animal may be allowed.  

Are the enclosures suitable for the animals? 
All of the live habitats have been developed to care for each animal’s specific needs as identified by the exhibitor and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA). 

Where do the animals in the exhibit come from? 
The animals in Survival of the Slowest are either rescued exotic pets or were born under human care. No animals featured in this exhibit have been taken from the wild. 

Please note: specific animals are not guaranteed to take part in the presentations. It is up to each individual animal if they would like to come out of their terraria.

If you have additional questions, please contact us directly and we will address any of your concerns.  

Andrea Durfee 

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