New Wild Ontario Exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory

April 26, 2017

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to welcome a new family-friendly, educational exhibit “Wild Ontario – A Celebration of Ontario’s Biodiversity,” that will be taking place at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, June 11.

The Wild Ontario exhibit, created by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, builds on Niagara Parks’ planned Begin Here Ontario 150 celebratory initiatives and was developed and supported by the provincial government’s Ontario150 funding program. The exhibit will present a variety of at risk species of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and invertebrates, as well as their habitats within Ontario’s three unique Eco Zones, with a focus on spreading awareness of various threatened species and habitats and how concerned citizens can help make a difference in protecting and preserving these natural sites and species.

Media photo/interview opportunities will be available:

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Complimentary media parking on-site

Friday, April 28, 2017

11 a.m. (Note: be sure to allow time to acclimatize your camera)

Media tour of exhibit materials, up-close encounters with live native species and interview opportunities with Butterfly Conservatory Curator, Cheryl Tyndall and Paul “Little Ray” Goulet, Kevin Dungey and Monique Davidson from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo.

For more information, please contact:

Tony Baldinelli
Senior Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
tbaldinelli@niagaraparks.com
(905) 356-2241 ext. 2206

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.