Guest Blogger Melissa: Duke School Project

  Melissa from our Innovation and Learning Department worked with a school on a really cool project. Keep Reading if you want to learn more.               A few months ago, the Duke School approached the Museum for their 5th grade Animalia project. The students wanted to work towards solving a challenge that would benefit the Museum keepers, animals, and the public. We tasked one group with creating an enrichment for our black bears andRead more

Just about weaned

Ranger Greg posted some great pictures of the pups nursing. The pups will be nine weeks old the end of the week so that pretty much means no more nursing as pups are typically weaned at 7-9 weeks of age. Enjoy the video that Ranger Sarah caught of the pups nursing.Read more

Today’s Pup Check

A long day is finally winding down. I know all you want to see is pictures of the pups and hear about how they are doing, so I will spare you the details of the day. Both pups were in the den upon arrival! They were busy wrestling with each other and gnawing on a rat that M1803 (dad) had dropped off earlier. I say huge because, well, they are huge. Their dad, M1803 is huge (almost 80 pounds) andRead more

One Month ago

I spent some time this week going through den camera footage. We’ll have some great stuff from the end of May next week. In the meantime, here are two of my favorite clips from May 9th. The first one, from about 4 AM, has F2062,mom, and the pups sleeping/nursing in the den.   This second video may be my favorite. F2062, Mom, moved the pups out of the primary den the early evening of May 9th. Later that night, aroundRead more