Maple’s Favourite Things

Maple is coming up on six months of living here at Science North!  Time flies while we’re all learning so much from our newest animal ambassador.

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What Makes a “True” Hibernator?

Winter is coming… And for many animals, it’s time to get into hibernation mode. That means creating food caches, gaining some winter weight, and finding a nice burrow, den, or hideout either below the...


What a Hairdo: Porcupine Style!

Maple the porcupine’s hairdo is definitely something to be had!  Layers, natural volume and a defense mechanism…what more could you want?


Same Animal, Different Needs

Science North is currently home to two beavers: Drifter and Kashkaunashku (Kash). Generally, in the wild, beavers live together with their families. Our beavers, however, live in separate habitats and do not interact with...