Video View: Godzilla Eating!

Our Godzilla is not a B-rated moviestar monster, no, he’s a superstar in our off-exhibit reptile room. Today was “Herp Feed” day (when we feed the turtles, lizards, salamanders, gecko, and alligators). Yum!! Here’s Godzilla, our bearded dragon, chowing down his crickets (which were lovingly de-legged for him by Keeper Kimberly). I was merely the bearer and server of the bounty.Read more


Many of our animals here at the museum eat live crickets. The bearded dragons, turtles, salamanders, and toads have crickets as part of their staple diet, and the alligators, trout, aviary birds, farmyard poultry, and opossums get crickets as enrichment treats. A local cricket farm delivers about 1500 crickets (I have no idea how they count them!) every other week, and we care for them until it’s time to be food for one of our other animals. The crickets liveRead more