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‘Survival of the Slowest’ Animal Exhibit Opens at Butterfly Conservatory

February 14, 2020

Niagara Parks

  • Rare chance to meet a Two-Toed Sloth, Green Iguana, Chameleon and other incredible species

Niagara Falls, ON – A new exhibit is coming to the Butterfly Conservatory that proves that sometimes being slow, small or weak can have its advantages, even in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain!

Niagara Parks is pleased to welcome “Survival of the Slowest,” a new interactive and family-friendly live animal exhibit taking place at the Butterfly Conservatory from Family Day Weekend, Saturday, February 15 through to May 31, 2020.

The exhibit will feature eight habitats with live animals and plants. Visitors will have the chance to see a Two-Toed Sloth, Green Iguana, Veiled Chameleon, Pixie Frog, Red-Footed Tortoise and more intriguing species.

This educational exhibit was created by Little Ray’s Nature Centre in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature to explore the different survival strategies of a variety of slow-moving species. Wildlife educators will provide live animal presentations throughout the day to not only ‘wow’ the audiences, but also to engage with guests in an interactive hands-on approach to learning and connecting with wildlife.

Admission to the Survival of the Slowest exhibit is included with regular admission to Niagara Parks’ Butterfly Conservatory, which is open year-round and home to over 2,000 free-flying tropical butterflies. Stone pathways wind through a lush jungle paradise, passing by trickling waterfalls, exotic vegetation and the emergence window, where new butterflies leave their pupae and prepare for their first flight within the glass walls of the Conservatory. Adult admission is $16.50 and child admission (ages six to 12) is $10.75. Children five and under are free. For more information, please visit  niagaraparks.com/events.

Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Planning a day trip to Niagara Parks? The best way to save on multiple Niagara Parks attractions is by purchasing the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass. All passes include admission to the Butterfly Conservatory, Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury and the Floral Showhouse, as well as two-day transportation on the WEGO bus system and two consecutive days on the Falls Incline Railway. Price: $25 for adults; $17 for children ages six to 12 and children five and under are free! Please visit niagaraparks.com/deals to purchase your Wonder Pass online.

About Little Ray’s Nature Centres

Ottawa-based Little Rays Nature Centres was founded in 1995 as a family-based, educational outreach program and reptile rescue that has grown to be the largest exotic animal rescue in Canada. Its programming includes curriculum-based workshops for schools, museum and science centre exhibits displayed across North America, Canada’s largest pet therapy program and much more. Nationally accredited by the Canadian Association of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, and licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Little Rays Nature Centres is one of the only institutions recognized and allowed by the City of Ottawa to work with prohibited animals.

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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.