It’s been a busy few weeks

I’ve been too busy to write. Medical needs for animals; preparing for bad weather; and just too much work. As far as today, we made it though Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias without any major issues, thank goodness. Even in the dark hours early this morning, as the rain stopped by 5 AM, we could see fences intact and nothing major to repair or tend to. It was a much different tour of grounds tonight than last night. We’ve had a bunchRead more

New Lemur Shelters

I mentioned that our Exhibits Team was building the lemurs new shelters. Two of the three shelters are now up in the lemur yard. KJ, from our Exhibits team, can hang from them. If sturdy enough for him, they are safe for the lemurs to be on (and tortoises to be under). Check out the new digs:Read more

It’s Really Hot

I mentioned I wanted to be with Mimi under the waterfall a couple weeks ago. Well, not really with her, but sitting alone under a waterfall, especially now, sounds perfect. With all the heat, the team has to do whatever we can to help the animals stay cooler. That meant buckets upon buckets of ice got passed out yesterday (and will likely again today). Check out the quick videos the team got of two of our favorite bears spending someRead more

Very Hot and Hectic Week

I find everything hard in the heat. Slower going at tasks, more changing of sweaty masks and clothes, more checking in on humans and non-humans alike to make sure everybody is getting through the day. Even our meetings are hot. The banner photo above shows our new meeting location– the parking deck! Staying safe requires masks and being distant from each other. With no rooms large enough and available for the Team, we’re meeting in the parking deck. I’ve seenRead more

Pig Physicals Complete

Miss Piggy and Auggie received their annual physical and a clean bill of health from Dr. Mozzachio, who was in checking on our twosome recently. Their annual physical consists of a Rabies vaccine, hoof trimming, teeth check, ear and eye cleaning, and general body assessment. Everything, for both pigs, is wnl (within normal limits), and diet and supplements are to continue as is. I am a huge fan of the pig sling. Makes treating the pigs much easier, which isRead more

An Emotional Week

We invited people back to the Museum this week. Campers arrived Monday, and Members arrived starting Tuesday (online ticketing only). Everything is very thoughtful, limited, and as safe as possible. It’s been almost 4 months without guests here, working quite a bit, and a whirlwind of emotions throughout the period. (I am sure everyone is having their own roller-coaster ride since March!) Safety is critical for the team. Safety and good welfare of the humans are the only way weRead more