Xtreme BUGS

This summer only at Assiniboine Park Zoo!
Open from May 18 – September 8, 2024

Xtreme BUGS features 19 giant, animatronic bugs along the forested trail inside the Zoo transporting visitors into a vivid, dynamic, and awe-inspiring new environment where they can experience how the world would appear from a bug’s point of view and enjoy an up-close look at the physical characteristics of these usually tiny creatures.

Learn about the science behind insect appearance, behaviour, and survival and the important role that bugs play in natural ecosystems!

The larger-than-life insects on display will include:

  • Peruvian Giant Centipede
  • Siafu (also known as Dorylus Ants)
  • African Flat Tail Scorpion
  • Atlas Moth
  • Giant Vinegaroon
  • Hine's Emerald Dragonfly
  • Chinese Earth Spider
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
  • Black Corsair
  • Seven-Spotted Ladybug
  • Praying Mantis
  • Golden Silkweaver
  • Leaf-Cutter Ant
  • Periodic Cicada
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • European Honeybee
  • Japanese Giant Hornet
  • Orchid Mantis
  • Red-Eyed Devil Katydid

Xtreme BUGS is located in the Animals of Asia section of the Zoo and included in regular admission.

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