The other morning I was checking all the animals and caught this photo of Bufo, our marine toad. Its not often Bufo is out, because the toad is usually hidden.Read more

Amazon Wish List

Last year I wrote about our Amazon Wish list. This year has been great with the items we have received from people. Well, I am here to remind you it still exists if you are wrapped up in the season of giving. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17NDP1V85KVKR/ref=cm_sw_su_w There are some fun items on there,but my coworkers tell me there are a lot of ferret beds listed. I think they just don’t realize how adorable it is for a ferret to be swallowed by aRead more

Rubber Ducks

We emphasize enrichment here at the museum pretty heavily with our animals. It gives them something to do and a lot of the time they keepers and guests enjoy watching the animals interact. Our alligators are very inquisitive at the museum. I will admit, all my life alligators were probably my least favorite animal. I am not sure why, I always considered them fast, aggressive and just intimidating. Working here with our gators has helped me develop a better viewpointRead more

Florian Drinks

I was in Carolina Wildlife the other day checking on the animals and noticed our skunk Florian was awake. He was drinking his water in a most unusual way. He dipped his hands in the water and would bring them back and drink the water that collected on the back of his hand. Reminds me of how Mimi the bear likes to eat her grapes.      Read more

Training A Blue Jay

I used to be in charge of the pigs training, but since I was moved as an inside keeper I became Jaybird’s trainer.  It is Jaybird’s job to be an education animal, you may have read in earlier posts that s/he had on alymaries and jesses. Well… those did not work out too well, it seems that s/he does not like those on at all and we kept finding them in pieces. We finally gave up and decided that JaybirdRead more