Storm Prep

We’ve been working hard, meeting, purchasing supplies, prepping and repeating since Monday to make sure we’re as prepared as possible for the weather we’re about to get. Not much time to write a lengthy post, but know that lots has been occurring (and will continue) to make sure everyone (all animals, human and non-human) and everything are as ready as possible for weathering the storm. As I type, Keepers and loads of Museum staff are making last preparations all aroundRead more

Cattle Chute in action

Check out our summer project (cattle head gate and chute) in action: A big thanks to the 20 or so people who worked on this cattle chute and head gate to get it functional. We can now make sure Dallas, Dusty, and our veterinarians are as safe as possible when check-ups and certain treatments are needed.    Read more

Behind the Scenes in Carolina Wildlife

Keeper Mary is great at sending me pictures or videos of the animals. Thanks Mary. (Videos of some of our animals can be seen here or here). This past week she sent me the following photos. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do. Mary was cleaning box turtle’s home behind the scenes and came across this. She shared theĀ  photo with the mother of the children and she was very appreciative! Keepers arrive on grounds earlyRead more

Eggs. Lots and Lots of Eggs to Share

Our Chickens make more eggs than we can use, so we donated them to our friends at the Duke Lemur Center and Carolina Tiger Rescue. So far this summer we’ve shared 154 eggs. Check out the video of an Aye Aye with one of the eggs we sent over to the Duke Lemur Center. (Click here to learn more about aye ayes).  Read more

Volunteers at work

We were full staff with a bunch of volunteers Thursday and Friday, and I had no meetings until the afternoon! It meant I could get some desk work done and pop out and say hi to people. A big thanks to these six volunteers and the rest of our behind-the-scenes workers! We cannot take care of the animals without the help of volunteers– last year we had over 4,300 hours of volunteer help.Read more