Behind the Scenes in Carolina Wildlife

Keeper Mary is great at sending me pictures or videos of the animals. Thanks Mary. (Videos of some of our animals can be seen here or here). This past week she sent me the following photos. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do. Mary was cleaning box turtle’s home behind the scenes and came across this. She shared theĀ  photo with the mother of the children and she was very appreciative! Keepers arrive on grounds earlyRead more

Behind the scenes with our Education Animals

Keeper Mary got some cute video of a couple of our Education Animals. The first video is of Juliet, our opossum, using her prehensile tail to grab newspaper for her bedding. The second is a quick video of Misha, our red-tailed hawk coughing up (casting) a pellet. SO COOL, THANKS MARY!!    Read more

Daily Meds for Pups

We confirmed at our last Pup check that the pups have Coccidia. It’s a parasite that we found after looking at feces under a microscope (we do what’s called a Fecal Float). The current de-wormer that the pups get every couple weeks does not treat Coccidia. So… we’ve got 10-21 days of daily medicine just for the pups (the parents’ fecal was negative and not surprising since they have likely built up resistance over time).      Read more

QuikPost: Copperhead

We’ve been so busy here– haven’t found time to even sit at my desk given the weather. Check out what the alpacas have been doing or Ranger Greg’s Blog. So, instead of snow pictures to share, Keeper Mary caught the Copperhead in action last week. (I’ll post about Keeper Mary and the wolves in the snow soon…)  Read more