Often we are asked whether it is possible to feed the animals at the Ecomuseum Zoo. Other times guests take the initiative to feed the animals without asking permission. In those cases all types of foods are given: chips, fruits, candies, chocolate, etc. But why do we not allow visitors to feed the animals here while other institutions allow it? Here are a few elements that might help you understand.
Last fall the Ecomuseum Zoo welcomed Timothea, a young female red fox whose start in life was somewhat tumultuous!
David Rodrigue, Executive Director of the Ecomuseum Zoo, just recently published with Éditions Michel Quintin the second edition of the « Amphibiens et reptiles du Québec et des Maritimes» field guide with co-author Jean-François Desroches. We’ve conducted a brief interview with him to find out more about the book but also about his passion for reptiles and amphibians, or herpetofauna.
The heart of the Ecomuseum Zoo beats at the rhythm of its mission. And 2017 was again a year filled with emotions of all kinds as our devotion to the animals in our care follows a path of never-ending growth. This determination to protect wildlife and its habitats through our conservation fieldwork, and this enthusiasm to reach, to raise awareness and to education of the young and not so young is boundless. Click to read our Executive Director's 2017 year in review.
At the Ecomuseum Zoo each animal has a unique history and needs related directly to its species, its condition and its personality. When a new resident arrives the animal care and veterinary teams get to know the animal and offers it all that it needs to be comfortable, happy and healthy. Here is the story of Moki, the orphaned fawn who arrived to the zoo last June.