RAM temporarily closing December 13

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Bringing RAM’s critters to you

Check out our Live Cams

When we told our live animals that we were going to be closed temporarily, they were sad they wouldn't get to show off for our visitors anymore... so we decided to bring them to you (from a safe distance!) Check out our livestreams the Western Painted Turtle tank, and Peacock Mantis Shrimp tank below to see what our little critters are up to these days. It's pretty relaxing, if we say so ourselves.

Of course, the lights go out overnight - they have to get their beauty rest for a full day of feeding, swimming, and snoozing!

Meet our Western Painted Turtles! We have two females (Frida Kahlo and Emily Carr) and two males (Rembrandt and Banksy). You can identify the sex by the larger size and more domed shell of the females and the flatter shell and longer tails of the males.

Check back between 10 am and 12 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday for feeding time.

P.S. Turtles gotta sleep! The lights go out from 8:00 pm — 8:00 am.

He's a bit shy most of the time, but look closely beneath the coral and you may catch a glimpse of our brightly coloured Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Lyle!

Lyle belongs to the smashing group of mantis shrimps, whose unique smashing appendages accelerate at the same rate as a 22-calibre bullet. They use their appendages to break open crustacean and mollusk shells, but they will eat almost any living creature... which is why Lyle doesn’t have any roommates.

Check in between 10 am and 12 pm on Wednesdays to catch him snacking on shrimp or snails. Lyle's tank goes dark from 8 pm — 10 am so he can get a little shut-eye.

Follow our #TankLifeTuesday posts every week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more fun facts about these cool creatures!

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