That's right, friends. Get a breakfast and serve a breakfast, except to some super cool and friendly wolves? Um. Sign me TF up!
Tickets for the event are $35 per adult if you're not a member of the Ecomuseum, and $28 if you are. It's a little less expensive for children (only kids over three are allowed); and a reservation is required.
The Biodôme is a coveted spot for Montreal animal lovers, so newborn creatures feel like new members of the Montreal community. It's especially exciting when the new members are as cute as these three baby puffins — two of whom were born on July 17 and one of whom was born on July 25. Awww!
A Biodôme spokesperson, Margaux Delmas, told MTL Blog that the baby puffins will be monitored by technicians to make sure they are healthy. The first few days of care are focused on disinfecting their navels, if necessary, and weighing them, as well as giving them calcium and vitamin-fortified fish, she said.
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The baby puffins stay with their parents until they are 30 to 35 days old. According to Delmas, that's when they are ready to leave the nest and when they are put into isolation to wean.
They'll join the Biodôme's puffin habitat when they can eat by themselves and have a water-repellent plumage, she said.
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"The three puffins have a great genetic value that will contribute to the bird colony's sustainability," Delmas said.
Canada geese are creating piles of trouble in Montreal's LaSalle borough so authorities are using dogs and remote-controlled devices to compel them to fly elsewhere.
Gabriel Chevrefils, LaSalle's division chief of Permits and Inspection, told Narcity the birds have become a public nuisance, threatening the city's playgrounds, lawns, golf courses and waterways with their poop.
LaSalle's Canada Goose Management Program originally proposed culling the population by coating their eggs in mineral oil to sterilize them, but “this technique has not been chosen," assured Chevrefils.
Instead, from April to September, technicians with dogs and remote vehicles will be out working to chase off the birds.
“This technique is designed to scare geese away, without touching or injuring them," said Chevrefils, though they will not be deployed in the 30-hectare Parc des Rapides to protect its sensitive migratory bird habitat.
The borough is not sure how long it will take to fight the goose invasion, said Chevrefils.
“This autumn, the firm commissioned for this program will make recommendations for the coming years. Following this, we will make the necessary decisions."
Geese love cities because they're safe from predators, plus there's waterfront access, an abundance of grass to eat, and large parks available for them to nest in, explained Chevrefils.
But though they've adapted to — and even thrive in — the concrete jungle, at some point they get to enjoying city life so much that they move here full-time.
“When geese are successful in breeding in one location, it can be difficult to hunt them afterwards," said Chevrefils.
“Their numbers therefore tend to increase from year to year. Under favourable conditions, geese stop migrating and become year-round residents. The number of geese increases significantly, partly because the chicks return the following year."
Chevrefils said you can do your part by not feeding geese, which can be detrimental to the health of the animals, and can also land you a hefty fine.
“This action constitutes a violation of the City of Montreal's bylaw on the supervision of domestic animals (punishable by a minimum fine of $300); encourages their overpopulation; causes a delay in migration and encourages their local establishment," he explained.
Feeding geese also "increases the presence of excrement on the grounds, particularly in Parc des Rapides; destroys the lawn and surrounding plants; and harms the health of the animal."
The ramen restaurant always has amazing monthly specials, so we're sure this one won't disappoint.
The dish is made with "thick noodles in a vegetarian miso broth topped with pork belly, onsen tamago, kakiage, sweet corn, scallions, nori, chilli pepper, chilli oil, butter, and a blow-torched tomato with swiss cheese."
For an extra $2, you can also add another onsen tamago, which is basically the equivalent of eggs benny.
The dish is available for just $14.95 for takeout and delivery.
It may be a breakfast dish, but we're sure it makes for a great meal any time of day.
Just be sure to give it a try before March 31.
We can't wait to taste it! What about you?
Address: See website for multiple locations
Price: $14.95, order online
Why You Need To Go: For an all-day-breakfast like no other.