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WINNIPEG - For all those mosquito lovers, okay, mostly haters, there is a new temporary exhibit at the Manitoba Children’s Museum that explores the science of our not-so-friendly blood-sucking friends.
The exhibit, titled Attack of the Bloodsuckers!, runs until Sept. 1, and will explore the biological mysteries of creatures such as ticks, leeches and mosquitos that eat our blood.
Sara Hancheruk, the Museum’s Director of Education and Exhibits, said she hopes kids and parents alike will learn that leeches and mosquitos are more friend than enemy after all.
"These parasites are often considered scary, slimy creatures that no one wants to be bitten by," said Hancheruk. "This exhibition can help to diminish some of these fears by educating children that such parasites are much more important than a lot of us are aware."
The exhibit is presented by Off! with the support of Winnipeg’s Regional Health Authority.
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