Closed Monday projects- Thank you Aaron

Lots and Lots of work occurs on our Closed-Monday projects. Thus far, we’ve removed dead trees from the lemur exhibit, pressure washed every barn in the farmyard, dusted all the lighting in Carolina Wildlife, and mowed and seeded the bear yard. Aaron took one for the Team on Monday as he cleaned up underneath the Aviary and Muskrat exhibits in Carolina Wildlife. It is one of the most miserable tasks I can think of, so a HUGE thanks to AaronRead more

Not the best of weekends

We knew the muskrat was old, and had some issue with his mouth that was going to be looked at today, but on Friday his mouth was looking bigger and so by Saturday morning we decided to sedate him and check things out. The growth on his face grew very quickly and was not removable. We were (are) suspicious of cancer, and as we were deciding whether or not we should wake him up from the procedure he started toRead more

New Songbirds

We’ve got some new birds that will be heading to the Aviary in Carolina Wildlife soon. All the birds were found injured in Tennessee and could not be released to the wild with their injuries. They arrived at the Museum in January and have been behind the scenes in quarantine. None of them can fly, so look low in the Aviary in the next few weeks to see our new residents.    Read more