The son I never had

Dallas has been having an eye issue. He’s seen a couple different veterinarians and he’ll be seeing a specialist, an ophthalmologist, this week. In the meantime we’ve been treating him with a variety of medicines, none of which are easy to give. I can elaborate on his treatment and issue in the future. For now, I just get a really big chuckle when I see the name on his new prescription, so I thought I would share.Read more

Quick update: Tuesday’s work

I had the privilege of being out and about across the entire campus more than usual today, so enjoy the pictures No picture from today’s Laser treatment for Virginia, but you can click here to see what and why we do it. While in Explore the Wild, I saw all seven lemurs outside sunning. And speaking of sunning, the Team was able to get both bearded dragons and a snake outside today to bask in the UV rays of theRead more

Engineering Project follow-up

Our two student teams from Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering are in their final push to finish their projects. Both teams are focusing on enrichment feeders for the bulls, Dallas and Dusty. One team is making a scatter feeder, while the other team plans to have hay boxes open for feeding when motion sensors are set off. It will be exciting to see how everything fleshes out!Read more

What’s New in the Cattle Yard.

Planning has been going on behind the scenes for a few months as we prepared to had a chute and head gate for the cattle. Keepers will train the bulls to walk into the chute. This will make working on such large animals safer for everyone… bulls and humans. Pictures below from phase one, post setting. Project should be completed in early August.      Read more