Lemur physicals complete

We finished up all seven lemur physicals last month. Everything went well, and everyone seems to be doing well! Thanks to Dr. Vanderford, Katy, Autumn, and Aaron in particular for their diligence in their planning and taking care of everything.Read more

Check out our Lemurs

Check out the pictures of our ring-tailed lemurs. Ranger Robert sent them to me, and Keeper Autumn identified each photo for me. Per Autumn, “Dan is super easy because he has very large black circles around his eyes and they almost touch in the middle. Henri and Misa are the two with no zip ties so that narrows it down. I honestly just know them facially but Henri has a narrower snout and his collar is more chewed at theRead more

T-Shirts for Conservation

Voting goes through Saturday to decide which T-shirt we will make this summer. Both T-shirts are great (each design below). Want to learn more about the conservation of radiated tortoises and ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar, or of red wolves right here in North Carolina: Click here!    Read more

Christmas 2017

So, I’m sweating at 5:30. Last night I set out shorts and sweat pants and a sweatshirt. I know I am always hot with the heat blowing while working indoors, so I set out layers to wear today. Yay for being prepared. Here’s the but… I decided not to wear them — what the heck was I thinking!! My alarm went off at 4:52 and I drug myself off the couch (with glasses on and not lost this year), brushedRead more

Lemur and Tortoise Introductions!

Earlier this year, we introduced our new Radiated Tortoises to our lemur yard and therefore to our lemurs. Whenever you are introducing new animals to each other, careful planning must take place. We thought the tortoises would not have much of a reaction to the lemurs. We ended up being correct. We were pretty confident that the lemurs would react to the tortoises though. After all, large moving boulders in your yard would probably concern you too. We had aRead more

Watermelon Day 2017

Next week is Watermelon Day! Come on by on Monday August 7– it’s a great day to talk with Keepers, learn about enrichment and how we care for the animals during the heat of the summer. Check out the schedule here. Read about previous Museum Watermelon Days here and here.    Read more