Florian’s Automatic Feeders almost finished

The students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering are putting the final touches on their Skunk Feeder projects. It’s been a great semester working with our two student teams. Each team has had successes and challenges along the way. We’ve got three feeder boxes installed today in Florian’s home.Hopefully their will be food drops at 11 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Both teams (FLORIAN FOUR and FLORIAN + THE MACHINE) are doing their final tweaks in this last weekRead more

Working with Duke Students

We’ve been working all semester with engineering students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. Two student teams challenged themselves to take on the project of making an automatic feeder for Florian our Skunk. Work has been going on behind the scenes since August, but after the Thanksgiving break prototypes will be going up in Florian’s home. We’re very excited to see what has been designed for us and we are hopeful that this will improve Florian’s life here with us.Read more

Carolina Wildlife work continues… thanks Michele

We’re plugging away at the repairs in Carolina Wildlife.  The Keepers are working hard moving and managing animals everyday. It’s a lot to manage! Michele, the Exhibit Project Lead on this, literally jumped in and was seen everywhere this past week. Painting begins next week, with more exhibit repair. The first batch of fish arrived today. They are very little, and more will come soon, but you’ll be able to see fish again when Carolina Wildlife reopens!Read more