Venenum: A Poisonous World at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Some creatures, like these poison-dart frogs, secrete venom to protect themselves from predators. Their bright colours also serve as warning signals.

There is nothing like a hint of poison to stir people’s interest. Venomous snakes, frogs and insects, toxic plants and what they can do are part of humankind's history.