A cold Arctic wind blew over my head, and I stared into the eyes of the most menacing creature I’d ever been near. His giant horns were pointed straight at me. He didn’t blink. The Arctic buffalo was flanked by four beasts even bigger than he; between us crouched a pack of white wolves. In the face of such vicious wild animals, I lunged forward and yelled, “Come at me, bro!”
The little kid standing next to me laughed. I guess this kind of bravado looks ridiculous when said menacing herd of muskox are stuffed.
This is the kind of encounter you’ll have at Wonders of Wildlife, a brand-new museum and aquarium where the exhibits recreate ecosystems from all over the planet, and house more than 35,000 live mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. It’s part natural history museum, part Disney ride -- a totally immersive experience that’s as close to BBC’s Planet Earth as you can get without, ya know, actually exploring planet Earth.