8-week pup check

We got the 8-week pup check done without a hitch! All pups were caught up quickly (7 minutes to enter the habitat, catch up all the pups, and get them to our work area). Every pup has gained weight. Our three larger males weighed around 5.5 Kg and our two females around 5.2 Kg. Our little guy doubled in weight since the last check and is now at 3.4 Kg. Everybody got a quick physical, dewormed, first round of vaccines,Read more

Hollowed Out Logs

We’re very excited– we have a couple of “new” hollowed out logs arriving in the next week. Lots of coordination and communication to get a couple of logs that we can use in our animal habitats. Thanks to Michele, from our exhibits department, and her contact Jesse! As I type, the logs have been loaded and are making their way back to Durham this weekend. More news once the logs are out in animal areas…Read more

6-week pup check

Our six-pack continues to do well. They spend more and more time out in the yard, coming in and out of berms, bushes, and dead fall and can be seen high on the cliff with the rest of the family. We were excited (and relieved) that all six were in the primary den at 6 AM when we went to catch them up earlier this week. (We didn’t know for sure they were in the den since the camera isRead more

So much help (for so much work)

We just finished up bear pool cleaning and yard work. It’s a bear of a task and takes help from so many people. Folks from six different Museum teams spent about 100 total hours taking care of tasks and the bears. The pools are now clean, yard is mowed and weed-eated; poop-scooping complete; pruning off fences; viewing camera is now functional; added traction to cliff access for bears, and probably some other items I’m too tired to remember. The teamRead more