Some favorite Blog photos of 2020

2020 was quite the year. Loads to reflect about. It was very interesting to reflect on 2020 by reading every blog post. Below are some of my favorite photos. January 2020 was when our wolf physicals occurred, and we transferred 8 of our wolf family. The banner photo above shows Carolina Wildlife filled with wolf crates! All the posts in this series have meaning, but the photo below of all the people it took to get the wolves caught-up andRead more

Virginia Bear Update- Post #3, People

You saw in the last post, Transporting Virginia, how many people we needed. Probably about 20 Museum staff helped. Tasks included preparing the crate, gathering materials for securing the crate, creating the actual “catch” plan, scheduling bodies for lifting the crate, or actual moving of the crate, as well as a few people tending to all the internal and external communicating this effort required. Once in Raleigh, there were probably over 50 people at the College of Veterinary Medicine atRead more


Hope everyone got to give thanks yesterday. I had a few virtual family gatherings, and one outdoor distanced meal with the kids, before coming in to check on the animals and give evening meds. If you’ve read previous blog posts, gratitude is a theme– especially in pandemic times. Check out this article on how to practice gratitude. Photos below from some more gifts that arrived from our wish list. THANK YOU GIFT GIVERS! Melissa and Mindy sent most of theRead more

Meet Rob

You’ve already seen Rob in loads of Blog posts. Rob’s been working on our Team as an Animal Care Specialist since September 2019. His chipper, do-what’s-needed (with a smile) attitude make the rest of the team clamor to work with him. He is trusted, honest, wants feedback, and holds himself accountable. Rob is also an excellent listener. He wants to understand what is happening as well as understand other’s viewpoints. In this day and age, listening to each other isRead more

Saturday thank you…

We had a few scheduling challenges today, so I came in to help a bit, and asked some others to as well. Here are my thank yous from the day. First, the non-humans, then, the human helpers. Thank you Dallas for being ready in the chute… you did not need to be ready but thank you anyway. Thank you Duckie for laying eggs today   Now, for the people. Volunteer Alayna started with us in September. We called in someRead more

Eye exams complete

Dr. Westermeyer, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, and member of the NC State Veterinary Medicine team, visited last week to check on some animals. He brought two residents with him, and the team checked out the eyes of several Museum animals. We learned that the critters are stable, with no new issues to address. Some photos below of the visit.    Read more