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Canada Lynx and Snowshoe Hare (Diorama)



The Canada Lynx and Snowshoe Hare diorama is located on the first floor in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. The diorama was completed in 1952 and was restored during the Hall's renovation project in 2011-2012. The diorama depicts a snowy scene in late October at Mount Albert, Gaspesie National Park, Quebec, Canada. The lynx is stalking its prey, while the snowshoe hare hides motionless under a snow-covered balsam fir. The background was painted by James Perry Wilson. The foreground artist who created the forms of drifted snow was Charles Tornell. The taxidermists were George Adams (lynx) and Robert Rockwell (hare). (Windows on Nature, 2006)