It’s been a busy few weeks

I’ve been too busy to write. Medical needs for animals; preparing for bad weather; and just too much work. As far as today, we made it though Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias without any major issues, thank goodness. Even in the dark hours early this morning, as the rain stopped by 5 AM, we could see fences intact and nothing major to repair or tend to. It was a much different tour of grounds tonight than last night. We’ve had a bunchRead more

Very Hot and Hectic Week

I find everything hard in the heat. Slower going at tasks, more changing of sweaty masks and clothes, more checking in on humans and non-humans alike to make sure everybody is getting through the day. Even our meetings are hot. The banner photo above shows our new meeting location– the parking deck! Staying safe requires masks and being distant from each other. With no rooms large enough and available for the Team, we’re meeting in the parking deck. I’ve seenRead more

Keeping Lemurs Safe

It’s a difficult time– for everyone. Things are new for everyone with the Covid-19 virus. For many weeks we’ve got to change our way of living to help keep ourselves and those most at risk from this virus as safe as possible. At the Museum, a lot has changed. Too much to write about right now. Instead, know that we are here caring for each other and the animals whose wellness we are responsible for. With the above in mind,Read more

QuikPics: Radiated Tortoise Health Checks

Dr. Vanderford checked out the radiated tortoises yesterday during Vet Rounds. Animal Care Specialist Janine had to manage the five tortoises. You would think it would be easy, but tortoises come quickly when strawberries are involved. Janine corralled the tortoises– allowing for an easy check for everyone involved.Read more

Today’s vet checks

We had a really busy, but successful morning with Dr. Vanderford today for Vet Rounds. The muskrat and all three salamanders received their physicals, and Mocha and Latte, our education rabbits, had their teeth checked and trimmed. The muskrat and rabbits were sedated for their checks, while the salamanders were wide awake for their work. Everyone is up and awake and back to their homes and I will spend the rest of the afternoon cleaning up 🙂Read more