The Bug Zoo – Victoria BC

So, Xavier is really into animals of any kind. While in Victoria BC we took him to visit the Victoria Bug Zoo. After paying $10 per person (there were six of us) we walked into a pretty small room in the back and were immediately unimpressed. I’m happy to say we were wrong. Our tour guide Mark was amazing. He REALLY knew his stuff, and was great about taking out many of the various bugs and making sure that everyone got a chance to hold them. The only downside was that Xavier was a little bummed that he couldn’t the scorpion or the tarantula because you had to be 19 to hold those. Other than that, we saw and held several species of stick bugs, katydids, praying mantises (the Orchid Mantis was absolutely beautiful), millipedes, and more. I wish I had been more proactive with the camera phone, but I was busy holding bugs (yes, I held every one they would let us). If you’re ever in Victoria, I highly recommend checking it out.

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