Oscar

Oscar Our three oscars live in some of the tanks feeding the Living Wall in the Gaia gallery.   Oscars are a species of freshwater fish from the cichlid family, originating in tropical South America. They can grow to be about 18 inches in length and about 3.5 lbs in...

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach We have dozens and dozens of these little insects in the Biome. Though they may not be considered very adorable to many, we think they’re pretty special.   This species of cockroach is shiny, brown, and oval-shaped. They do not have...

Nechako White Sturgeon

VIDEO Nechako White Sturgeon We have three Nechako White Sturgeon at the museum and work with the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative to educate the public about their conservation.   Did you know white sturgeon can reach up to six metres in length and they can...

Axolotls

Axolotls We have 16 axolotl Animal Ambassadors that came to us during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know our visitors are going to enjoy seeing their smiling faces just as much as we do.   The axolotl, also known as the “walking fish” or “waterdog”, is a paedomorphic...

Garter Snake

VIDEO VIDEO Garter Snake We have quite a few garter snake Animal Ambassadors here at the museum. They are often public favourites as they are very active and always seem to be up to something.   Garter snakes are one of the most common species of snake throughout the...