Creature Feature: Franklin Tortoise

Franklin, is a red footed tortoise. They can be found in the wild in South America and their conservation status is labeled as “vulnerable” right now because of habitat destruction and the wild population is being over harvested for the pet trade. Franklin is one of our education animals so he lives with the other educational reptiles in a temperature controlled room. Here at the museum, Franklin’s diet consists of a big salad every day. He gets 100g of greens,Read more

Creature Feature: The Killdeer

This is the first Killdeer I have had the pleasure to work with. Killdeers are a type of shorebird that you can see usually running around in shorts bursts, stopping, peeking around and bolting off again. You’ll see them in freshly cut fields,golf courses etc…, occasionally you will see them at the shore.They have really skinny¬† long legs and can be heard shouting KILLDEER. I personally have not heard anything like that except for a few screams once in aRead more