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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...

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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?

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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...

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Tagging Monarch Butterflies at Science North

Raising monarch butterflies from caterpillar to adult has been a staple summer experience at Science North for many years.  This year was exceptionally exciting because we watched over 30 caterpillars grow, pupate and emerge...