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How does THC affect the brain?

THC, also known as Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the active ingredients in cannabis that give users the sense of pleasure or of being “high”.  Different parts of your body such as the lungs, digestive...

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What is an ACL?

You’ve probably  heard the term ACL when an athlete gets injured or worse, when you or someone you know has had a knee injury.  So you might be wondering, what is an ACL and...

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Baaaby Foxsnakes…(doo, doo, doo doo doo doo)

We have baby foxsnakes! These very special snakelets hatched at the beginning of March, after a 60-day incubation period.  Our male and female foxsnakes, Fan and Femur, had been spotted mating, but we never...

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Troglobites, Troglophiles, and Trogloxenes…Oh my!

Troglobites, troglophiles, and trogloxenes are three types of really cool animals that make up a big group of creatures called troglofauna. Troglofauna are air-breathing terrestrial animals that live in caves. Cave life is not...

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Go Deeper With Modern Mining

Mining in Canada has been occurring since the late 1700s and is an important part of our culture, Today, Canadian mining is at the forefront of modern mining technology. Here are a few interesting...

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The Who’s Who of Canada’s Cats

Lions, tigers, and jaguars are arguably the most famous of the wild cat species in the world. You may think yourself unlucky that these cats are not native to North America (though I think...

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Meet Our New Rattlesnake

Something interesting happened on the third floor at the end of July. Our Massasauga rattlesnake, Hook, was taken back to the Toronto Zoo where he was originally bred. We now have a new juvenile...