There’s difficult and yucky parts of everyone’s job, but today, and the days leading up to today, are among the hardest.
Last week she took a huge turn for the worse. She’s been unable to stand up. While heartbreaking, the decision became clear to euthanize her.
These days are hardest on the Keepers for sure and everyone wants to know what they can do to help. Kind words, cards, drawings are always good. You can donate money in Ursula’s name to the Museum. We’ll use all funds to buy a new red barrel (enrichment). We had a red barrel that Urs interacted with TONS, amusing the keepers and guests for many hours.
Urs arrived at the Museum 20 years ago. She grew up at the Museum. I remember seeing her arrive on grounds in the back of a pick-up truck. It was the biggest cage I had ever seen.