Safety First!

I was going through my locker and realized that I have a LOT of work gloves; some of them weren’t even in there! Can you figure out what these gloves are all for?   Just because I think it’s funny, here’s a photo of my brown leather glove from up top sitting on Kent’s version of the same glove! I don’t have the smallest hands in the department, but Kent’s glove makes my hands seem tiny.  Read more

Shake, Pull, and Push

How many times have you been on your way to work and all of the sudden you think- “Did I lock the front door?”  For Animal Keepers this is a daily fear.  So we all use different methods to ensure that we did in fact LOCK the door.  Some keepers check the locks two or three times before leaving the area.  When we work together as teams, we double check each others locks.  I have adopted what I call theRead more

Bear Escape…I don’t think so.

The tiger escape at the San Francisco Zoo was a horrible tragedy. I have been asked by many people my opinion, seeing that I am in the “zoo industry”. More than anything else, this incident has caused me to reflect on the safety and security of our animals and exhibits at the Museum. First and foremost, let me assure you that our bear compound is a completely different situation than the tiger exhibit in San Francisco, and is safe forRead more