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

Christmas 2018

Regular blog readers know the routine, but for new readers here’s the scoop. Working on Christmas is something I have done for years. (Even before working at the Museum). My prep starts the week before, making sure I understand any treatments, routines, behaviors, tasks, diets, etc. before the 25th arrives. I set out my layers of clothes, snacks, set the alarms for 4:48 and 4:55 (although I really want to be at the Museum at 5 AM so I canRead more

This year’s wolf physicals complete

This year’s wolf physicals are done. All wolves and people did great. It went a lot like last year and starts with lots and lots of planning. (click here to read about last year’s physicals) The first phase of work is catching up our wolves from the yard. Working in our wolf yard and along the cliff is a bit daunting. As with the pup checks all summer long, both pups ran into the den rather quickly. After which, weRead more