Closed Mondays

Loads happens at the Museum on Mondays when we’re closed. We really couldn’t do painting or major cleaning without shutting down areas so the time is well appreciated and used. Last week in the Animal Department world we off-loaded and stored almost 4,000 pounds of animal bedding and feed and in the next couple weeks were adding new signage in Carolina Wildlife and fixing the Copperhead’s home. Recently, I found a team from Facilities and Exhibits pressure washing and paintingRead more

Closed Monday projects- Thank you Aaron

Lots and Lots of work occurs on our Closed-Monday projects. Thus far, we’ve removed dead trees from the lemur exhibit, pressure washed every barn in the farmyard, dusted all the lighting in Carolina Wildlife, and mowed and seeded the bear yard. Aaron took one for the Team on Monday as he cleaned up underneath the Aviary and Muskrat exhibits in Carolina Wildlife. It is one of the most miserable tasks I can think of, so a HUGE thanks to AaronRead more

Emergency Training: Making Darts

Do you ever wonder what we do on closed Mondays?  (Today, we’re cleaning the bear pool). We do several Emergency Training Drills a year and a closed Monday is the perfect opportunity. I recently wrote about lemur tracking, we also do full on drills that include fake animal escapes and or damage due to storms or trees down, you might recall when Leslie played a bear. Today’s post is about making darts. We would potentially use a dart to sedate an escapedRead more