Flashback Friday: Ellerbe and Eno

It’s hard to remember Eno and Ellerbe as little ones. As you can see below, they are full grown year and a half old red wolves. So… check out these video snips from when the were about one month old. Brace yourself… extreme cuteness to follow and a month later outside of the den:Read more

Flashback Friday: Yona’s surgery

I mentioned I try to take time on Fridays for some reflection time. My father had surgery last week. It got me thinking about other surgeries, which lead me to think about Yona. She’s our youngest black bear. She arrived at the Museum January 15, 2010, at just under one year old. We noticed pretty quickly she had a bit of a limp, and her right front leg had some atypical curvature. It didn’t impact what she could or couldn’tRead more

Flashback Friday: Virginia

I was texting was former Museum staffer and Animal Care Team helper Leslie last week. She is expecting her second human child the end of the year. Got me thinking about babies and bottle feeding. Virginia is one of the last babies I bottle fed. Virginia is our almost 15 year old American black bear. She arrived at the Museum at less than four months of age weighing about 15 pounds, and still on a bottle. She was pretty adorable,Read more

Another project with Engineering students

Another semester has started and we’re working, again, with students in the Pratt school of engineering at Duke. Two student teams are working on creating enrichment feeders for Dusty and Dallas, our miniature Hereford Cattle We’ve met with the teams four times, they’ve been out to visit, and they completed their first project pitch to their classmates. We’re excited to see what the create for our bulls!Read more

Flashback Friday- Reptile Enrichment

I try to take a little time on Fridays and reflect. Sometimes it’s about the past week and other times I go further back. I came across these two videos looking through old emails. The moss for the snake, and tomato for the turtle were given to the animals, then the following was captured:Read more