Canadian Museum of Nature Showcases Extreme Mammals Exhibit

Posted on June 13, 2011

The Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time exhibit is coming to the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Produced by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Extreme Mammals features impressive specimens, life-size models, and a reconstruction of an amazing 2007 fossil find in Canada's High Arctic.

The exhibition includes a life-sized model of Indricotherium, the largest land mammal that ever lived. You can photographs of the Indricotherium model being constructed here. The five meter tall, 18 ton herbivore roamed the forests of Central Asia forests of Central Asia between 34 and 23 million years ago.

Other highlights include an entire skeleton of the giant hoofed plant-eater Uintatherium, a model of the "walking whale" Ambulocetus, and one of the oldest fossilized bats ever found. Taxidermy specimens include the egg-laying platypus as well as the recently extinct Tasmanian wolf.

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