ANIMALIA: Animals in the Archives

“ANIMALIA: Animals in the Archives explores how humans’ relationships with other animals, and the methods we’ve used to document these relationships, have changed over time. In this exhibit, you’ll learn about five distinct animal groups in Ontario—fish, bears, horses, dogs and birds—and discover how animals connect us to the land, provide food for many, help us get around, and enrich our lives. The diverse ways humans have recorded, remembered, and affected other animals often says as much about us as it does about them.”

Brought to us all by the The Archives of Ontario, ANIMALIA is a multi-dimensional exhibition including a showcase at the The Helen McClung Exhibit Area, online exhibit, flickr album, YouTube playlist of historic videos, skill-testing quiz, and much more.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.