GSM 2017 Wildlife Science Center
Feb 1, 2017Public
Photo: Saturday, January 28, 2017: GSM outing to Wildlife Scince Center. It was in the mid 20s for our outing, so the animals were fairly active in order to stay warm.
Photo: GSM members and guests of all ages listen to an introduction to the Wildlife Science Center.
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Photo: Moose skull with fox, coyote, and wolf pelts
Photo: Various skulls, antlers, shells, and pelts at the Center.
Photo: Just a few photos of animals at the Wildlife Science Center follow, but to see really great photos, visit their website at http://www.wildlifesciencecenter.org/ .
Photo: Eastern screech owl: weighs about one-half pound. This one was hatched with a defective right eye and beak, so cannot survive in the wild, but makes a good educational ambassador.
Photo: Porcupine. They cannot throw their quills, but the quills detach very easily so the slightest touch can embed them in one's flesh.
Photo: The coyote is a canid native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf and slightly smaller than its other close relatives, the eastern wolf and the red wolf.
Photo: The average male coyote weighs 18 to 44 lbs and the average female 15 to 40 lbs. Their fur color is predominantly light gray and red or fulvous interspersed with black and white, though it varies somewhat with geography. It is highly flexible in social organization, living either in a family unit or in loosely knit packs of unrelated individuals.
Photo: Cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types. It is the second-heaviest cat in the New World, after the jaguar.