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Our Natural World

Discover the diverse wildlife of Alberta! Our Natural
World exhibit is a representation of the wilds of our region and features species native to our area.

As soon as you enter the museum, you will notice a table full of animal skulls to your left. 

Do you know how these skulls were cleaned for use in our museum? Bugs! Dermestid beetles are a special type of beetle that only eat animal flesh in a process called skeletonization. They are used by taxidermists and natural history museums to cleans skulls and bones without damaging them, which can happen with other chemical-based methods.

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The Galloway Station Museum features many raptors, which is a term for species of birds that hunt and feed on other animals, such as fish, mammals and small birds.

Can you find all of our fierce fowl? 

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Raptors are an example of a keystone species because they remove the old, sick and weak prey from their environment, thus   

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keeping these populations healthy and under control.