Eggs. Lots and Lots of Eggs to Share

Our Chickens make more eggs than we can use, so we donated them to our friends at the Duke Lemur Center and Carolina Tiger Rescue. So far this summer we’ve shared 154 eggs. Check out the video of an Aye Aye with one of the eggs we sent over to the Duke Lemur Center. (Click here to learn more about aye ayes).  Read more

Farmyard Egg-citement!

Chicken eggs come in all sorts of colors aside from the typical brown or white you see in the grocery store. There are 6 bantam (miniature) hens in the farmyard who lay 6 different colored eggs! To help other keepers out, I took a photo of all the eggs together (above) and one of the three white eggs (below) Can you spot the differences? Here are our farmyard ladies, in the same order as the eggs in the first photoRead more

Eggstravaganza!

I think I love making enrichment for the animals more than they like to receive it sometimes! I especially like to do things that are themed or are just really fun to make! Keeper Jill, Interns Jana and Carrie and I colored eggs and made colorful paper mache for the animals! We had A LOT of fun: ┬áNow here are a few pictures of the animals enjoying their enrichment:    Read more

Frog Eggs

The alpacas found themselves with quite a number of visitors in their yard one evening last week. I was in the farmyard with Jill and Kent when they called over to me to come see the frog eggs in the alpaca pool. I rescued as many eggs as I could and moved them to a 5 gallon bucket. I say rescued only because we drain and scrub the pool daily and these eggs were soon to be “thrown out withRead more