As we leave the town of Bonavista and drive towards Cape Bonavista we see the Wildlife Museum located to our left. The door is open so lets go in - -
Entering the Wildlife Museum, we see the owner, Randy Abbott, standing near two large moose. As you can see, the moose are quite large animals.
Next we see a caribou as well as two sets of intertwined caribou horns. The two caribou died in a fight and the horns were taken in this fashion from the animals.
We continue our viewing of some of the large animals that are on display in the museum by moving to the section that contains several Black Bears - the kind that can sometimes be seen near our municipal dumps and camp sites on the Bonavista Peninsula.
Next we take a look at a wolf - now believed to be extinct in Newfoundland - and two coyotes, recently caught in a trap near the Bonavista - Catalina Highway.
Now lets have a look at some smaller animals - silver and red foxes including a cute-looking arctic fox as well as some mink and beaver.
The museum also contains various types of seals that are found off Eastern Newfoundland.
Although this is primarily a wildlife museum, it also contains a section of farm animals that have been recently added. This will certainly be a popular section with young children.
Finally, before leaving the museum we will check out the numerous birds that are on display. There's a bald eagle, a Canada Goose, and a loon as well as various other birds.
That concludes our virtual visit to Abbott's Wildlife Museum, Bonavista. Once again, thanks to Harold Tremblett for the pictures and any further information that you might need can be obtained from the owner, Mr. Randy Abbott, by emailing him at the address given at the start of this article.