Crowned Lemur
Eulemur coronatus
Specimen courtesy Duke Lemur Center
Photo by Paul Mutino

Masiakasaurus, a small predatory theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar
Modeled by Sean Murtha/Bruce Museum

Elephant Bird egg with Chicken egg

Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past

April 11, 2015 - November 8, 2015

This exhibiton is generously supported by Gabelli Funds
The Charles M. And Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund
and a Committee of Honor.

Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past has a title that only hints at the intrigue waiting for visitors to the Bruce Museum’s science gallery. 

Isolated for the last 88 million years, Madagascar is populated by hundreds of remarkable species that are found nowhere else on Earth.

 Visitors will explore three major phases of Malagasy history and encounter a variety of living and extinct species. 

  • The exhibition includes casts of a carnivorous theropod dinosaur suspected of cannibalism and a snub-nosed plant-eating crocodilian.
  •  Visitors will encounter giant lemurs, pygmy hippos and the elephant bird, a giant flightless species with an egg holding the volume of 150 chicken eggs!  
  • The exhibition concludes by touching on the present, following the rapid extinction of many species as humans arrive on Madagascar. 

Click here for public programs related to Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past.

Click here for Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past news release and image sheet.

Gabelli Funds