Posted August 14, 2019
I groggily opened my eyes as I felt a hand on my shoulder shake me awake. After an hour long ride, I was finally able to peer out of the school bus windows and was met with a familiar sight. The sign “Welcome to Toronto Zoo” arched over the entrance of the largest zoo in Canada. Thanks to the OVC CORE program, a small group of us were about to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Toronto Zoo, a unique privilege that would allow us to see all the hard work that goes on beyond the eyes of the public. Eager to get the day started, I hopped off the bus and marched into the zoo.