QuikPic: office mate

I have a new office mate for a bit while projects are occurring near his home. Literally as I am typing this he started peeping. I turned around and he had cast a pellet. (Check out a video of him doing this, here).Read more

Be on the look-out for Misha the hawk

Our Hawk Handlers have been out and about regularly, which is great for Misha (as well as guests). Actually, the handlers tell me all the time it is one of their most enjoyable things to do at the Museum. It’s a WOW moment for me when I happen upon our staff with Misha talking with guests as they wander through campus. Hope you get one of these moments too!    Read more

Hawk Handlers

It’s exciting as we’re getting a few more staff trained to work with our red-tailed hawk, Misha. Our new handlers will buddy up with some of our current hawk handlers, so hopefully you’ll see us, and Misha, out and about around campus more.    Read 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

Max and more behind-the-scenes difficult news

It’s been two week’s without Max and life is still strange. The emails and cards and notes and drawings help to remember how much impact he had. All the tests are not back yet but it seems that Max aspirated some of his food for no apparent reason and died of choke.  It doesn’t seem to be common and there isn’t anything we learned to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. Maybe the last tests will tell usRead more