Florence Follow-up

Our storm prep paid off. We were certainly fortunate that FLORENCE turned away from Durham. Most of the days were calm, with bits of rain and wind. Animals that were moved seem to handle the changes well. All Keepers were able to get to work and as the weekend came to an end I thought we had escaped with zero issues. While all is fine now, early Monday morning is when we got our share of the storm. Several inchesRead more

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